Fields, Christopher J | 9 Mar 16:07 2013

Re: is Bio::DB::Biblio::eutils duplicate of Bio::DB::EUtilities ?

On Mar 9, 2013, at 8:47 AM, Carnë Draug <carandraug+dev <at>> wrote:

> Hi
> I was looking at EUtilities and found Bio::DB::Biblio::eutils. This
> module, part of bioperl-live, seems to be re-implementing pieces of
> Bio::DB::EUtilities, part of Bio-EUtilities. Is this correct?

Sort of; it predates Bio::DB::EUtilities but is very specific for bibliographic data.

> According to Bio::DB::Biblio::eutils documentation, it should not be
> used directly, instead should be used through Bio::DB::Biblio. This
> means that it could be replaced by Bio::DB::EUtilities without any
> disturbance (other than adding a dependency and as long as users have
> been respecting the recommendations).
> Carnë

Right; the intent is at some point to also do something similar with other eutils-related tools
(Bio::DB::GenBank, etc).