By Steven Lembark (‎Lembark‎) from
Date: Wednesday, 23 June 2010 09:00
Duration: 40 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English

Analyzing HVI-1 with Linked Lists and Perl

HIV-1 has a genetic quirk that makes it mutate at a higher rate than our bodies or bioinformatics tools can handle. This talk describes the Perl code used to perform the analysis, including the W-curve algorithm for generating geometry out of DNA and using linked lists to compare the graphical data.

This gives a good example of where linked lists can be useful in Perl for maintaining state (the current node), using skip-chains to avoid re-analyzing known-useless data, and why blessing a scalar-ref can be helpful.

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