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Bioinformatics. 2008 Dec 1;24(23):2796-7. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btn513. Epub 2008 Oct 16.

mspire: mass spectrometry proteomics in Ruby.

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  • 1Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA.

Abstract

Mass spectrometry-based proteomics stands to gain from additional analysis of its data, but its large, complex datasets make demands on speed and memory usage requiring special consideration from scripting languages. The software library 'mspire'-developed in the Ruby programming language-offers quick and memory-efficient readers for standard xml proteomics formats, converters for intermediate file types in typical proteomics spectral-identification work flows (including the Bioworks .srf format), and modules for the calculation of peptide false identification rates.

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Freely available at http://mspire.rubyforge.org. Additional data models, usage information, and methods available at http://bioinformatics.icmb.utexas.edu/mspire

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PMC2639276
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