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bioSyntax: Syntax Highlighting For Computational Biology
Artem Babaian, Anicet Ebou, Alyssa Fegen, Ho Yin Jeffrey Kam, German E Novakovsky, Jasper Wong
2017-12-21 — bioRxiv
Submitted 4 months ago by dec to bioinformatics
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Abstract
Computational biology requires the reading and comprehension of biological data files. Plain-text formats such as SAM, VCF, GTF, PDB and FASTA, often contain critical information that is obfuscated by the complexity of the data structures. bioSyntax (http://bioSyntax.org) is a freely available suite of syntax highlighting packages for vim, gedit, Sublime, and less, which aids computational scientists to parse and work with their data more efficiently.

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