Media praise for Sequence Analysis in a Nutshell: A Guide to Tools

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"'Sequence Analysis in a Nutshell' provides a compact compilation of all the manual pages for commonly used sequence-analysis tools. This information is presented in a comfortable format with readable, informative fonts and a useful index...For readers who frequently refer to the manual pages or help pages, having this information available in a book on one's lap in a pleasant, readable font is a nice improvement."
--Kim Worley, American Journal of Human Genetics, November 2003

"If you find yourself confused as to which EMBOSS program to use for finding restriction enzyme sites in DNA or are puzzled by a list of BLAST command-line options, this book can help you...This easy-to-use volume is helpful to students, bioinformaticians, and academics who need a reference tool for sequence analysis often."
--"Genetic Engineering News," July 2003

"So what lifts this book above the level of Google searches? Firstly, the authors have done the hard work of gathering surprisingly scattered chunks of information together in one mass—a neat, glossy mass which should fit easily on a shelf near your desk. Secondly, their work is packaged and produced to the usual high O'Reilly standard of typesetting and layout: the text is clear, consistent and tasteful (with a striking cover image of a liger). Thirdly, by the simple act of making an informed selection, Markel and Leon, have served the field by more clearly defining the de facto standard bioinformatics standards and systems.This reference is sensibly aimed at the generalist, possibly in a commercial, administrative or service bioinformatics role who just needs to get things done. 'The liger book' would also be especially useful to relatively inexperienced bioinformaticians or ones only superficially familiar with the tools it covers, for example, students tackling a research project. Both groups in particular would find it a handy 'meta tool' to help themselves and help others.'
--Damian Counsell, UK Unix Users' Group Newsletter, June 2003