Nucleic and amino acid primitive types
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Started In
March 2017


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BioSymbols defines the primitive types for nucleic acids and amino acids that are used for many other packages in the BioJulia software ecosystem.


BioSymbols is bundled into BioSequences and so you may not need to install this package explicitly.

You can install BioSymbols from the julia REPL. Press ] to enter pkg mode again, and enter the following:

add BioSymbols

If you are interested in the cutting edge of the development, please check out the master branch to try new features before release.


BioSymbols is tested against Julia 1.X on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

Unit tests Documentation


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