Background

Programming Course for Bioinformatics and Internet

Installing Perl
Perl is available for several platforms, and is simple to download and install (Mac OS comes with Perl installed).

The wiki at win32.perl.org has explanations and help on installing Perl on a Windows OS.

You may download Perl binary packages for Windows, and Linux at ActiveState.

If the binary for the platform you have is not available, there's a larger selection of Perl binary packages at CPAN.
Perl Modules
The Perl distribution comes with a set of library files called modules. A module is a text file with a .pm suffix that contains perl code that is designed to be reusable.
You may search for Modules to add to your local Perl from CPAN, Comprehensive Perl Archive Network.
The CPAN network offers mirrors worldwide, including a local mirror at the Weizmann Insitute.



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