Saturday, August 11, 2007


Another interesting SciView interview is available at Blind.Scientist. Here is one quote from Alexei Drummond (Chief Scientist of Biomatters) that I liked:

"I think that bioinformatics has to become a field where people without programming skills can contribute substantially. I would argue that all of the programmers in bioinformatics should be working very hard to program themselves out of their jobs (and into more satisfying jobs)."

Science advances quickly and so do the computational needs. Can we ever do away with these one off scripts if there are always new data types and innovative ways of analyzing them ? I guess the ideas around workflows and such could lead to very visual oriented programing that anyone can do.