In article <9302121850.AA08247 at salk-sgi.sdsc.edu> Harry Mangalam,
mangalam at SALK-SC2.SDSC.EDU writes:
> If you have not irreversibly decided on GW, I'd suggest at least
>out MacVector 4 (and AssemblyLign and Sequencher (from GeneCodes), if you
>do a significant amount of sequencing) and DNASTAR (which gives you a
>60-day fully functioning version to evaluate, instead of the decerebrate
>demos from GW and MacVector (altho they do have a 30 day return
>Additionally, DNASTAR is the only one which is networkable.
I want to second Harry's suggestion that you push companies to let
you evaluate their software. We are in the process of doing this now.
It is painful, but will hopefully be worth the time. I tried to
evaluate MacVector but as was mentioned it was so crippled that it
fell off the list since we didn't feel that we could judge it. (still
the comments about their new version may force us to take another look).
I do think that GeneWorks either have or are planning network versions.
This becomes really important when the copy-protection is a hardware
Jeremy John Ahouse
Center for Complex Systems and Biology Dept
Waltham, MA 02254-9110
email: ahouse at hydra.rose.brandeis.edu