In article <1992Jan29.122126.534 at usenet.ins.cwru.edu> ccy at po.CWRU.Edu (Cheung C. Yue) writes:
>>I have seen a lot of posts re: the Primer program from the Whitehead
>Institute. I am aware of another one from Washington University.
>Has anyone tried that other primer program? How do the two compare?
>How do either of these programs stack up against the commercial ones
>such as Oligo or Primer Detective, etc.?
I've used both of them. I'm more familiar with Primer because I started
using it first. OSP has a rather nice X-windows version. The authors of
ODP reply to queries unlike the people who wrote Primer.
I think they're both better than Oligo or Primer Detective although I've
only looked at their demo versions.
I usually use both because they use different algorithms to determine
primer Tm's and then ruin the entire excercise by 'eyeballing' the
selected primers to decide. :)