What’s the Answer? (rewarding good coding behavior)

This was a nice twist on the usual complaints about code and documentation. A way to recognize good behavior and illustrate examples that are well done. I liked it.

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Forum: What are your “model” examples for bioinformatics programming?

We’ve talked a lot about Minimum Standards For Bioinformatics Command Line Tools here, but I’m wondering what you consider to be “gold standard” examples of coding/programming that bioinformaticians should read to improve their own coding and understanding.

I’ll start:

Picard – written in Java

Sickle – written in C++

Cutadapt – written in Python

Dan D

Anyway, I thought it was a good idea to show the kind of behavior you want to encourage. Check out the chatter and add other good examples, if you have some.