Python for Bioinformatics, Multimedia, LDAP, and BGPby chromatic
Linux Newsletter for 10/21/2002
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Bioinformatics is one of the hottest topics in computing these days, and Python one of the hottest languages. Why not combine them? In "Python for Bioinformatics," Patrick O'Brien explains the basic biology and Python you need to know to sequence genes. It takes a surprisingly small amount of code to be productive.
In the FreeBSD zone, the ever-popular Dru Lavigne concludes her multimedia series with "Playing Audio and Video Files with FreeBSD." Get the most out of your Internet experience with her expert guidelines.
AEleen Frisch introduces LDAP in part two of "Top Five Open Source Packages for System Administrators." Why is LDAP so popular and what does it do that NIS doesn't? Find out the answers to these questions and more!
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Finally, Iljitsch van Beijnum has provided another excerpt from his "BGP" book, entitled "Traffic Engineering: Local Routing Policy." This time, he explains how to influence route selection with BGP's local preference.
That's all for now. See you next week!
Technical/Open Source Editor
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