"The data that we actually used."
December 8, 2012 8:24 PM Subscribe
posted by lizarrd (21 comments total)
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is a website with bioinformatics problems inspired by Project Euler
From the about page
: "We hope that Rosalind will inspire a new generation of bioinformatics students by attracting biologists who want to develop vital programming skills at their own pace in a unique environment as well as programmers who have never been exposed to some of the stimulating computational problems generated by molecular biology." It is named after Rosalind Franklin
because of her work on X-ray crystallography with Raymond Gosling that helped the Watson and Crick discover the DNA double helix.
"Rosalind is a joint project between the University of California at San Diego and Saint Petersburg Academic University along with the Russian Academy of Sciences."
Once you have downloaded a dataset you have five minutes to upload your solution. This forces your solutions to be efficient as well as not be random chance.
had a post about it recently as well.