I wish to work on a bioinformatics project to pick up Rust and to improve my computer science / programming knowledge in general. I don't mind reinventing the wheel a little bit, since my main goal is to learn the language and demonstrate knowledge via a project. I have experience in R, python and work primarily in RNA/scRNAseq data analysis, being a biologist turned bioinformatician. Could you suggest a useful & accessible project to start with? I am thinking of projects like speeding up an existing tool / developing more efficient bam parsers etc.
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Thanks for the reply! Do you suggest working on existing rust tool repositories (e.g. submitting pull requests), rather than developing a tool separately?