Forum:Crac: Funny And/Or Weird Names For Bioinformatics Tools
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11.2 years ago

The latest Article Alert from Genome Biology had a software tool that caught my attention

I started imagining headlines of the sorts: CRAC Leads to Breakthroughs

What other weird or funny names for tools/methodologies are out there?

By the way here is a suggestion for a good bioinformatics tool name: YOLO

Or even better YORO meaning You can Only Run it Once

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It's not bioinformatics, but I'll never get over the fact that the Copper (Cu) Nanotubues (NT) paper got published without anyone googling the acronym once...

Source: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2007/CC/B614147A

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without anyone googling the acronym once

They knew. It was done on purpose or with a "fuck it"

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You could also check funny names for biological entities. Have you checked if your proteins http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/protein?cmd=&term=will+die+slowly&go=Go

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SES 8.6k

One of the best I've seen is MethLAB. When combined with CRAC, you are guaranteed results.

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Have some freebayes while you're at it.

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Homer drinks T-Coffee with new Tophat, shiny Cufflinks, a charming Bowtie and Tuxedo on, to BLAST some MUSCLE, when stressed, he detours to MethLAB for some CRAC!! :)

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... just to find himself waking up in JAIL the next morning...

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...wishing he had stuck to BACCardI in that BAR+...

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Realizing not a SMART decision, now, drenched in dirt, thinking SOAP would help, or asking DAVID for his SuperFamily to pull some STRING else life will turn from a SoftBerry to a 3D JigSaw ....

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Adding cummeRbund to what he is wearing!!

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11.2 years ago

BioNOT is a searchable database of negated biomedical sentences.

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Wow, this is maybe one of the most important biomedical text-mining applications (honestly)!

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9.7 years ago
BioApps ▴ 800

Can I enlist myself here with my software?

Kitten Dereplicator

The idea was given by Pierre Lindenbaum in this post: Kitten - A DNA Sequence Dereplicator & Cluster Viewer (GUI)

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Jordan ★ 1.3k

I liked the idea of Tuxedo (cufflinks, tophat and bowtie) in RNA Sequencing analysis. Makes one feel like a spy or something!!

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10.1 years ago
Daniel ★ 4.0k

The recent addition of UPARSE to Robert Edgar's U* software (UCLUST, USEARCH, UCHIME) amuses me disproportionately to how funny it actually is.

(If you're missing the joke, this deconstruction may help: UP-ARSE)

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9.7 years ago

ARYANA: Aligning Reads by Yet Another Approach

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SNVER MEME APE

And for the perverts:

BEDTOOLS

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there was a situation where I was talking about bedtools and I happened to say bamtobed - someone in the first row started laughing, and it spread - I was puzzled at first eventually I got it

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11.2 years ago

These aren't purely bioinformatics methods, but they require considerable bioinformatics expertise:

ChIA-PET (See also this important related supporting material)

Hi-C (With related material on how to replicate the groundbreaking but controversial Ecto-Cooler method )

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Fred ▴ 790

A few funny bioinformatics tool names:

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rbagnall ★ 1.8k

The CRAPome

a contaminant repository for affinity purification-mass spectrometry data.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23921808

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komal.rathi ★ 4.1k

YASARA (*Yet Another Scientific Artificial Reality Application*)

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Ha! I just saw almost that today on twitter:

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Mary 11k

I thought this was doomed: G-nome Surfer.

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plus they propose a multi-touch interface - I don't even know what to say

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ATpoint 83k

https://github.com/COMBINE-lab/simpleaf which actually stands for simple alevin-fry, and not simple as f*, but it took me longer to realize than I am willing to admit.

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I read it as "simp leaf", whatever this means.

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11.2 years ago

Amber ?

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This hits hard now... :D

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9.3 years ago

The name will likely get changed at some point (I'm slowly putting together what will likely become "MethTools"), but I picked PileOMeth as a name to intentionally be somewhat funny. I like to picture Walter White when I type it...

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4galaxy77 2.8k

MethPipe always makes me laugh when I see it

http://smithlabresearch.org/downloads/methpipe-manual.pdf

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7 months ago

A decade after this thread making fun of CRAC, Nature publishes CRAQ (Clipping information for Revealing Assembly Quality)

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-023-42336-w

The cycle continues.

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11.2 years ago

My favourite has been Project HOPE (try to google it ;) ).

Also, there are two JANEs: http://biosemantics.org/jane and http://jane.bioapps.biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de Although they were not published in the same journal.

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Brice Sarver ★ 3.8k

FUBAR, an improved method for detecting signatures of selection implemented within HyPhy.

http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/02/18/molbev.mst030.short

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Garan ▴ 690

Probably abit of a UK specific one (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=baps) but;

Bayesian Analysis of Population Structure (BAPS)

But since this was often linked with Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (Nomenclature des unités territoriales statistiques aka NUTS) presenting on the subject was a pain.

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here is another "wordplay" on pooled population: PoPoolation https://code.google.com/p/popoolation/

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Cliff Beall ▴ 480

I always thought Picard was a funny name. Were the authors Star Trek fans?

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8.7 years ago

Someone has been giving out awards to projects with silly accronyms.

http://www.acgt.me/blog?tag=jabba

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zx8754 11k

VODKA2 - Viral Opensource DVG Key Algorithm 2

VODKA2: An accurate method to detect copy-back and deletion viral genomes from next-generation sequencing data

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4galaxy77 2.8k

Oh and who could forget MasterBayes

https://jarrod.bio.ed.ac.uk/software.html

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6 months ago

The Oxford Nanopore data storage format went from a design called FAST5 to SLOW5 and BLOW5

Even the title above feels like a parody: Fast analysis with SLOW

... the Gods must be crazy ...

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Biojl ★ 1.7k

I named my tool PALO. Which in Spanish mean wooden stick... and also when you feel lazy to do something in street language.

http://evolutionarygenomics.imim.es/josepl/codeigniter/index.php/pages/view/home

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