Bioinformatics

More Go-based Workflow Tools in Bioinformatics

It is an exciting time for Go as a data science language and for the #gopherdata movement. The ecosystem of tools is constantly improving, with both general purpose tools (e.g., for data frames and statistical analyses) and more specialized ones (e.g., for neural networks and graph-based algorithms) popping up every day. Recent weeks have been particularly exciting for those involved in the bioinformatics field. In addition to generic libraries for bioinformatics such as bíogo, which was recently reviewed in quite some detail in a two blog posts (part I and part II), the ecosystem of scientific workflow tools focusing on or being used in bioinformatics is also growing: Last week, another Go-based workflow orchestration tool, Reflow, was released as open source, by life science startup Grail Inc.