BIRCH Version A1.99
o miniBIRCH is now supported by birchconfig, the graphic
install wizard. The install procedure for minibirch is
almost identical to that for a complete BIRCH installation,
with the addition that for miniBIRCH, the New Install window
will have an additional 'miniBIRCH Master Directory' field.
o New: ArrayNorm - Normalize raw gene array data, prior to analysis
o New: TIGR-TM4 Microarray programs:
ExpressConverter - converts array data to TIGR format
MIDAS - Normalization and analysis
MEV - Multi-experiment viewer for data mining
o New: weighbor: Neighbor-Joining program which produces more reliable
trees than traditional NJ. Available as an option in GDE.
o Documentation pages for Packages and Programs now contain links
to a glossary page which gives definitions for each field on the
o Treetool, the tree editor, is now available for all platforms.
Previously, colormap issues prevented it from running on Solaris.
Thanks to Eric Linton for fixing this problem.
o readseq has been upgraded to version 2.1.23.
o GDE has been upgraded to version 2.4.5. GDE 2.1.5, wrote some
temporary files to /usr/tmp, which is not present on some Debian
systems. GDE 2.4.5 writes these files to /tmp, which is present on all
Unix and Linux systems.
o dapple has been removed from the BIRCH core distribution.
The latest release of BIRCH (A1.99) is available at the
BIRCH Web site
under the link 'BIRCH Administrator's Guide'.
Department of Plant Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 CANADA
frist at cc.umanitoba.ca