An Automatic Cross-System File Generation System for Biological Network Visualization Tools


In the field of bioinformatics, the size of a biological network is usually very big. Without any help, it’s extremely hard to analyze the network. If it is shown as a visualized picture, things will be easier. So it’s very important to convert the biological network into a picture. However, there are a lot of software tools to be used to visualize the network. They use different file formats and do not support the transfer from one format to another. Sometimes it’s really hard to deal with it. So I analyzed three text file formats of them (“.dl”, “.net” and “.vna”) and developed a program to do this work automatically. The result of execution is very well and the efficiency is also impressive.

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Zhang, T. and Lu, X. (2014) An Automatic Cross-System File Generation System for Biological Network Visualization Tools. Applied Mathematics, 5, 3127-3134. doi: 10.4236/am.2014.519296.

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