RFC: The khmer project: what are we, and what are our goals?

As we think about the next few years of khmer development, it is helpful to explore what khmer is, and what our goals for khmer development are. This can provide guiding principles for development, refactoring, extension, funding requests, and collaborations. Comments solicited! Links: khmer github repo: https://github.com/ged-lab/khmer/ khmer docs: http://khmer.readthedocs.org/ Definition khmer is an open …

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Thoughts on bioinformatics training suites

I’ve started to think more broadly about bioinformatics training, and after some conversations with Vicky Schneider-Gricar at TGAC, Terri Atwood at GOBLET, and others, I thought I’d write down some thoughts on bioinformatics classrooms. In particular, what kind of compute infrastructure is needed? Before I get started, my assumptions and interests are as follows: Many …

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