Ruby and BioRuby

Ruby and BioRuby

Owner: Archana Malhotra

Group members: 7


Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general-purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features. It was also influenced by Eiffel and Lisp. Ruby was first designed and developed in the mid-1990s by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto in Japan.

BioRuby is a package of Open Source Ruby code, with classes for DNA and protein sequence analysis, alignment, database parsing, tools for structural biology, and other Bioinformatics. BioRuby is one of a number of Bio* projects designed to reduce code duplication. In 2011 the BioRuby project introduced the biogem software plugin system. Biogems are listed on, with 2-3 new plugins being added every month. and

Brief description: Ruby and BioRuby for biologist.