Re: Re: RE: Little b
29 Jul '05 09:27
Well, given that they learn to program in R (and Perl and Python and
Ruby and Tcl and SLDJ), they can also learn Lisp.
On Jul 29, 2005, at 11:33 AM, Tomas Radivoyevitch wrote:
> Backing up what Herbert just said, biologists and MDs who took my
> stats class did indeed learn how to program in R.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Herbert Sauro"
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> Subject: RE: [sbml-discuss] Re: RE: Little b
>>> The "unnatural" structure of computer languages comes from the need
>>> unambiguous expression. If models are to become part of mainstream
>>> perhaps it will be important for biologists to express themselves in
>> precise formal ?
>>> language... that is - after they learn LISP :) Aneil
>> I don't believe this for a minute, I personally believe it is
>> possible to
>> develop a language that is biology friendly but at the same time
>> Jarnac is pretty simple, I know a lot of biologists who are happy to
>> use it
>> (and do things with it I never envisaged). Python is another example
>> of a
>> language that is simple to learn and use, I teach it to completely
>> biolgists whose only contact with a computer has been email and the
>> I do believe there is a need for some kind of extensible non-xml text
>> langauge for systems biology, what it is I am not sure, but I'll be
>> interested to see b when it is released.
>> Herbert Sauro
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