Quick-Join implements a heuristic for speeding up neighbour joining, making neighbour joining feasible for large sets of taxa. The inferred tree is identical to the tree inferred by the traditional neighbour joining method, but the heuristic will (potentially) construct the tree significantly faster.
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.
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.
Asymptopia Flashcard System uses Motif and LaTeX to produce, manage, and use attractively formatted flashcards. You load some or all of your "collections" and set the timer for pop-up frequency. The GUI interface and "Collection Manager" make creating and modifying flashcards as simple as pushing a single button. A knowledge of LaTeX is only required when entering special symbols.
Berkeley DB XML is a native XML database engine for use within your product. Made available as a C++ library with language bindings for Java, Perl, Python, PHP, and Tcl, it integrates directly into your application (it is not a standalone database server). It provides XQuery access into a database of document containers. XML documents are stored and indexed in their native format using Berkeley DB as the transactional database engine.
Analyze ECGs is a graphical data analysis tool for use on analog input DAQ data, such as that of RTLab. It is useful for opening the '.nds' file format produced by RTLab's data acquisition program, DAQSystem (it can also open regular ASCII files). Aside from being a general-purpose multichannel analog data editing tool, it also contains custom features useful for analyzing cardiac data. However, it can be used for editing/viewing general-purpose data as well. Additionally, this program can convert '.nds' files to ASCII format data.
Split-Dist calculates the number of splits (edges) that differs for two trees. When you construct phylogenetic trees using slightly different methods, or from slightly different input data, the trees will not agreecompletely on the topology. When they differ, it is interesting to know where they differ, i.e. which edges can be found in both trees and which cannot.