12 Dec 2001 welisc   » (Journeyer)

AlanShutko thinks that scientists who write software need to learn computer science or they'll end up writing buggy, inefficient code. I completely agree, which is why I've been making an effort to learn at least the basic principles of software engineering and algorithms. Bioinformatics is dealing with some of the most complex systems ever discovered and the software to handle that is going to have be complex and very efficient. If you're doing bioinformatics you have to learn computer science and it is by no means easy, although it is rewarding.

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