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SeqPup, biosequence editor & analysis, crossplatform available

Don Gilbert gilbertd at sunflower.bio.indiana.edu
Thu Mar 3 11:56:15 EST 1994

SeqPup is a biological sequence editor and analysis program
usable on the common computer systems including Macintosh, 
Motif/X-Windows and MS-Windows.  It includes, or will, links to
network services and external analysis programs.

     multiple sequence alignment editor
     single sequence editor window
     read and write several sequence file formats
     consensus,reverse,complement,degap operations
     automatic preference saving
     internet send mail
     internet sequence analysis services
     and more

NOTICE:  This release is still unfinish, and has bugs.
Please careful of trusting important data to it.  It 
may be useful to some of you as is.   

SeqPup is being written by Don Gilbert using DCLAP, a C++
Class Application framework, and founded on the NCBI
Toolkit, especially it's Vibrant user-interface section
written by Jonathan Kans.   

You can obtain this release thru anonymous ftp or gopher to
ftp.bio.indiana.edu, in folder /molbio/seqpup, as seqpup.hqx
(Macintosh), seqpup.zip (MS Windows), seqpup-sun-static.tar.Z
(SunOS Sparcstation), and perhaps other binaries. There may
be additional distribution software, data or information in
this /molbio/seqpup folder.  See the Readme files in it for
details.  See also /util/dclap for source code.

Comments, bug reports and suggestions for new features (see
below) may be addressed via e-mail to

          SeqPup at Bio.Indiana.Edu

SeqApp/SeqPup was started Sept. 1990 as MacApp sequence
editor/analysis platform on which analysis programs from
other authors could be easily incorporated into a useable

1 Mar 94: First public release of SeqPup, version -1.  
  It has plenty of bugs and missing features, including:

     no Undo (this is a real bite to those used to it)
     mostly no cut/copy/paste/clear
     limited printing of documents or views
     mostly no align-view manipulations (move,cut/copy,edit
in place, shift, ...)
     no pretty print views
     no restriction maps
     no dot plots
     no ...
     problems w/ window display & keeping track of active
window (x,mswin)

I'll be adding back many of these features from the
Macintosh SeqApp as time permits.

-- d.gilbert--biocomputing--indiana u--bloomington--gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu

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