BioView was born out of the Standalone AutoCSA mutation detection project.

The initial version contains a suite of tools for generating lightweight chromatogram images from any trace file that can be cast as a biojava chromatogram interface.

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Although the functionality provided by BioView is available under BioJava 1.4, this is a much simpler implementation so is much easier to use, understand and customise.

The intention is to expand this initial package to include graphic rendering tools for other types of biological data that are commonly visualised. The aim is to continue to produce a simple, lightweight and easy to understand API.


Further information

Please see the BioView page for new features and enhancements.

All BioView code has been made available under a BSD license and shall continue to be developed under this license. Please read the licensing agreement before downloading and using the software:

CGP Software License

Copyright © 2006 Genome Research Ltd.
Author: Cancer Genome Project,

This software is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.

This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the BSD License.

Any redistribution or derivation in whole or in part including any substantial portion of this code must include this copyright and permission notice.


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