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MS - Namespace for mass spectrometry-related libraries


The MS:: namespace is intended as a hub for mass spectrometry-related development in Perl. This core package includes a number of parsers for HUPO PSI standards and other common file formats, as well as core functionality for mass spectrometry and proteomics work. Developers are encouraged to put their work under the MS:: namespace. The following namespace hierarchy is suggested:

  • MS::Reader:: — format-specific file readers/parsers

  • MS::Writer:: — format-specific file writers/formatters

  • MS::Search:: — search-related modules (front-ends, etc)

  • MS::Algo:: — algorithm implementations (prototyping, etc)


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