My software notes

August 20, 2007

[book] — dive into python

Filed under: book_list — kpwu @ 9:01 am


official site:

This book has online document for download as well as the book buying from book store.


August 14, 2007

[DOC]python course in bioinformatics

Filed under: book_list,news — kpwu @ 11:38 am

I am learning python now.  It’s a nice and more powerful tool than the UN*X tools. For example, awk can’t deal with “absolute value”, therefore I have to hack a fuction to remove/add a “-” sign to perform this kinda calcuation. Python definitely provides more numeric functions. Similar to shell script and perl, python is easy to learn and is useful for my daily work. There is a very great example I found on the website.

Clike here, you can see the full content of “python course in bioinformatics”.The author also provides PDF file.  I read the first two chapters and found many excellent examples that stimulate me a lots of ideas to work on my current projects. I should spend few weeks to learn python and rewrite most of the shell scripts I made in python code.

April 6, 2007

Protein NMR Spectroscopy: Principles and Practice

Filed under: book_list — kpwu @ 4:34 pm

protein nmr spectroscopyHonestly, this book is really a “bible” for people doing NMR. I learned most of my NMR knowledge by reading this book in 2001. I still remember that moment that KM and I spent every Wednesday night to discuss the content of each chapter.

The one I had read was first edition which was published in 1996. In Jan. 2007, I finally got the second edition from amazon after the pre-ordered I made in Aug. 2006. The new edition adds lots of new NMR techs e.g. RDC, TROSY, slow motion dynamics and so on.

In summary, this is really a good book and a NMR person should keep it in hand as a tool book and a reference book. Dr. Palmer also constructs a website to provide the update, errata and other information about this book. The URL is here:

Author: John Cavanagh, Wayne J. Fairbrother, Arthur G. Palmer, III, Nicholas J. Skelton, Mark Rance
Format: Hardcover, 854 pages
Publication Date: November 2006
Publisher: Academic Press
Dimensions:9.25″H x 6.25″W x 1.75″D; 2.84 lbs.
ISBN-10: 012164491X
ISBN-13: 9780121644918
List Price: $86.95

Elsevier/Academic press
amazon link

May 26, 2006

spin dynamics

Filed under: book_list — kpwu @ 5:18 am

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