What’s The Answer? (resource support via Biostar)

Biostars is a site for asking, answering and discussing bioinformatics questions and issues. We are members of the Biostars_logo community and find it very useful. Often questions and answers arise at Biostars that are germane to our readers (end users of genomics resources). Every Thursday we will be highlighting one of those items or discussions here in this thread. You can ask questions in this thread, or you can always join in at Biostars.

In my last Biostars highlight, I was noting that the suggestion box item I offered was that I thought it would be neat if tool providers had a channel over at Biostar. That way they could talk about their tool, announce the updates, and offer some support for users with this existing infrastructure. No need to run a mailing list, or set up their own forum, etc. So I was delighted to see a development team do exactly that.

This!

News: GATB will provide user support via Biostar

The Genome Assembly & Analysis Tool Box (GATB) provides an easy way to develop efficient and fast NGS tools. GATB is a C++ library of high level functions that leverage state-of-the-art data structures for handling huge NGS datasets.

To developers of NGS applications: GATB allows you to re-use components (fasta/fastq reading, k-mer counting, de Bruijn graph construction and traversal) from Minia/DSK. It’s well-documented.

We will answer Biostar questions regarding:

  • Library usage
  • Bugs
  • Feedback
  • Support for any of the tools

Post a question: https://www.biostars.org/p/new/post/?tag_val=GATB

See all posts: https://www.biostars.org/t/GATB/

– GATB authors

Love it. Yay to the GATB team for this. And they got a good response in up votes for the effort. I hope it plays out well.