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Creating a dendrogram on the net

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Creating a dendrogram on the net

Postby ibtisss » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:48 am

Good morning everybody,
I'm working in a web site made on php/mysql. Now I want create a big dendrogram (a 3D tree of about 1000 segments), which tools should I use? which software can I choose and how can I integrate the tree in my web site?
I want also to have the possibility of zooming in my tree.
Thank you!
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Postby cyberpostdoc » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:51 am

EN, a very tough task. My first suggestion is to check bioperl.

I know bioperl can render image, then you will have a perl cgi, or php call perl using system command to render an image, then in your html you reference the just-generated-image.

For zooming, bioperl image have zoom function, or you can try to use SVG by Todd Harris at CSHL, just google, you can find it.

The only thing that I am not sure is whether bioperl can render dendrogram.

Let me know how this turns out.
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Postby danny » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:33 am


I think there are programs in the EMBOSS package to create dendrograms. They may be in the EMBASSY section.
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