RFP: phylographer -- Graph Visualization Tool
Package name : phylographer
Version : April 03 2003
Upstream Author : Alexander Kozik (mailto:email@example.com)
URL : http://www.atgc.org/PhyloGrapher/PhyloGrapher_Welcome.html
License : GPL
Programming Lang: Tcl/Tk
Description : Graph Visualization Tool
PhyloGrapher is a program designed to visualize and study evolutionary
relationships within families of homologous genes or proteins
(elements). PhyloGrapher is a drawing tool that generates custom graphs
for a given set of elements. In general, it is possible to use
PhyloGrapher to visualize any type of relations between elements.
Used in conjunction with tcl_blast_parser, PhyloGrapher can represent
the results of a BLAST search as a graph.
I just started to use tcl_blast_parser and PhyloGrapher today, and they
are useful tools to analyse BLAST biological sequence alignment reports
(BLAST is provided by Debian's blast2 package).
I think that phylographer would be an easy package to prepare. Maybe the
longest part of the work would be manpage writing. This is the reason
why I did not file an ITP: I already have a long queue of manpages to
I would recommend to add the standalone script tcl_blast_parser to the
source package, and to distribute it as a separate binary pacakge (it
does not require a window manager, in contrary to PhyloGrapher). I am
enquiring about the license of tcl_blast_parser parser to its author.
I am quite confident that this pacakge would easily find a sponsor if
Have a nice day,
Wako, Saitama, Japan