Ten recommendations for creating usable bioinformatics command line software

Torsten Seemann

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Bioinformatics software varies greatly in quality. In terms of usability, the command line interface is the first experience a user will have of a tool. Unfortunately, this is often also the last time a tool will be used. Here I present ten recommendations for command line software author s tools to follow, which I believe would greatly improve the uptake and usability of their products, waste less user s time, and improve the quality of scientific analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 2
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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