[ensembl-dev] biomart or perl API
edwardsa at cs.man.ac.uk
Sat Oct 23 13:18:41 BST 2010
I am new to ensembl and would like to perform some SNPs analysis. I
don't know whether I should use the Ensembl variation API or whether to
use BioMart. I've looked through the API tutorial and it seems to do all
that I need which includes:
1) get all of the SNPs on a chromosome
2) get the alleles and db XREF for each SNP
Are there any particular reasons or advantages why I should use biomart
over the Perl API.
Also are there any guidelines or restrictions if I want to perform any
bulk processing on the ensembl server. As an example of bulk processing
I mean getting summary info for all of the SNPs in an organism such as
cow or mouse.
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