At Bioinformatics Zen, Mike reminds us that it is important for bioinformatics folks to data test along with testing for functionality. The blogger walks through an example of how a program to determine the number of disulfide bonds in a protein sequence fails when held up to a data test, all because stop codons were translated into special characters. This leads Mike to say that "code testing will find all the possible errors that you can think of, data testing will find all the errors you don't."
Really, I Meant to Do That
Jan 02, 2008