Mastering Perl for Bioinformatics

Errata for Mastering Perl for Bioinformatics

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 32
Exercise 1.7

in exercise 1.7, the alternative construct given to translate dna to protein doesn't work properly. Since $i is incremented during the first iteration of the loop the first codon is skipped. This is how it is given: my $i=0; while (my $codon = substr($dna, $i += 3, 3) ) { $protein .= Geneticcode1::codon2aa($codon); } BUT it should be: my $i = -3; while (my $codon = substr($dna, $i += 3, 3) ) { $protein .= Geneticcode1::codon2aa($codon); }

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Page 34
Fourth paragraph

Missing the example for initializing hash. Text says: "....as a key with its value, as in: " And then proceeds to the next paragraph. The promised example is left out.

Anonymous   
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Page 76
Lower half

A great many modules such as ioperl -> A great many modules such as Bioperl

Anonymous   
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Page 145
Chapter 4 The footnote under Analysis of SeqFileIO.prn

http://iobio.bio.indiana.edu/soft/molbio/readseq Should be: http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu/soft/molbio/readseq

Anonymous   
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Page 155
Paragraph before parse_methods

http://www.perdoc.com should be http://www.perldoc.com

Anonymous   
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Page 169
under the Heading "Resources"

http://iobio.bio.indiana.edu/soft/molbio/readseq Should be: http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu/soft/molbio/readseq

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Page 222-223
sample code

mysql> should be: mysql>

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Page 285
First part of code on top of the page

Problem in the typesetting, probably, since it's not the only place it occurs in the book (see previously error in "unconfirmed error reports", pages 329 and 331). Here it shows, in the book: # plot the data on the graph my $gd = $graph-> plot( [ ^xsizes, ^ycounts ] ); while it should have been: # plot the data on the graph my $gd = $graph-> plot( [@xsizes, @ycounts ] );

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