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Automated database updating

In the same way, scripts can be written to automatically update the biological databases. An example is given here for REBASE. As all the parameters for EMBOSS programs can be specified on the command line it is a trivial matter to include index generation in your nightly update scripts. The management of a bioinformatic resource is beyond the scope of this document, though EMBOSS goes a long way towards easing the burden of management.


Peter Rice 2007-04-26