Figure 1.

Overview of the Ruby UCSC API. The UCSC genome database provides a public MySQL server consisting of multiple databases, e.g. mm9, hg18, and hg19. Each database contains many tables. The Ruby UCSC API and the ActiveRecord framework automatically define classes and instance methods corresponding to tables and their fields, respectively.

Mishima et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13:240   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-240
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