© Alexander Lancaster and Gordon Webster 2019
Alexander Lancaster and Gordon WebsterPython for the Life Scienceshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4523-1_5

5. Opening Doors to Your Data

Reading, Parsing, and Handling Biological Data Files
Alexander Lancaster and Gordon Webster1
Amber Biology, Cambridge, MA, USA
“Somebody, please help me!” cried Alice. “Thanks to my research, I’m literally drowning in data.”
“No my child you are not,” said a mysterious voice.
“What? Who are you?” said Alice in the general direction of the disembodied voice.
“I am the Grammar Fairy,” said the voice, “and I’m here to tell you that nobody can literally drown ...

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