PortableCBL is an open C implementation of the proprietary Cray Bioinformatics Library. High Performance is achieved by low level bit operations on compressed data whenever possible. It is designed to run on a wide variety of platforms in either 32- or 64-bit mode, on either big or little endian architectures.
EMBOSS (European Molecular biology Open Software Suite) is a software analysis package that was developed for the molecular biology user community. It automatically copes with data in a variety of formats and allows the transparent retrieval of sequence data from the Web. As it includes extensive libraries, it can be used by other scientists for developing software. It seamlessly integrates a range of packages and tools for sequence analysis.
Swiss-PdbViewer is an application that provides a user friendly interface for analyzing several proteins at the same time. The proteins can be superimposed in order to deduce structural alignments and to compare their active sites or any other relevant parts. Amino acid mutations, H- bonds, angles, and distances between atoms are easy to obtain with the intuitive graphic and menu interface.
GraphPak is a programming library of 2D and 3D charting objects for the Qt toolkit. It provides software developers with a set of C++ objects to easily create charts or graphs that aid in the visual presentation of technical and business data. This release includes Bar, Line, Pie, Ring, Area, Hi-Lo, Box and Whisker, and Polar charts. It is based on the KD Chart product from Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB.
GenomePixelizer 2D plotter (or genoPix2D) generates images (actually interactive canvases) of genomic similarity dot plots in which each "dot" indicates similarity between a pair of genes. Diagonal runs of dots generally indicate collinearity (or synteny) in the genomic regions being compared. The program can compare large (chromosome-scale or even eukaryotic genome-scale) genomic regions, and can produce PostScript output of the dot plots. Images on a genoPix2D canvas are not static. They are interactive, and every dot (element) is associated with corresponding gene annotations that are searchable by gene ID or keyword.
Taverna is a collection of workflow enactment and description components, including a high level language for workflows called Scufl (Simple Conceptual Unified Flow Language), a pure Java object model, parser to populate the model, and a set of views and controllers (including some Swing components to drop into your workflow-enabled applications). In order to actually run workflows you also need the myGrid workflow enactment engine.
The BioPHP Project (formerly called GenePHP) is a non-profit, open source software project that aims to extend the PHP scripting language so that it can be used to develop bioinformatics applications. BioPHP itself is not a bioinformatics application. Rather, it is a collection of tools to help PHP developers write bioinformatics applications more rapidly than if they had to start from scratch using "vanilla" PHP.