The Biopython Project is an international association of developers tools for computational molecular biology. Python is an object oriented, interpreted,flexible language that is becoming increasingly popular for scientific computing. Python is easy to learn, hasa very clear syntax and can easily be extended with modules written in C, C++ or FORTRAN.

Thegoal of Biopython is to make it as easy as possible to use Python for bioinformatics by creating high-quality, reusable modules and classes.

Biopython features include parsers for various Bioinformatics file formats (BLAST, Clustalw, FASTA, Genbank,…), access to online services (NCBI, Expasy,…), interfaces to commonand not-so-common programs (Clustalw, DSSP, MSMS…), a standard sequence class, various clusteringmodules, a KD tree data structure etc. …