A computational biologist's personal views on new technologies & publications on genomics & proteomics and their impact on drug discovery
Monday, August 31, 2020
Self-Assessing My Python
I've been programming 90+% in Python now for over a year and a half -- when I joined the Strain Factory I vowed to finally make the break from Perl. Partly this was disgust with so often finding libraries I wanted to be missing or broken, and partly it was recognizing that the Factory is primarily a Python shop and I would have the most impact if I worked in the lingua franca. I was first exposed to Python back at Codon Devices, but there was a strong C# faction there and I fell in love with that language, so my primary dabbling in Python was learning enough to glue the key Python code into my C# with IronPython. I strongly considered changing over at the start of Warp Drive, but gave it too weak a try and quickly started churning out Perl. I still use that language for basic level text munging, but have avoided writing nearly anything that occupies more than one screen.
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