ftp ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.9/ruby-1.9.1-p129.tar.gz tar -xvf ruby-1.9.1-p129.tar.gz cd ruby-1.9.1-p129 ./configure --enable-shared --enable-pthread CFLAGS=-D_XOPEN_SOURCE=1 make -j4 sudo make install
Installs in /usr/local/bin, make sure to point path there
"MatchMiner  and GoMiner  are two bioinformatics program packages we published recently in another Biomed Central Journal, Genome Biology. When we were beta-testing those programs on microarray data, a frustrating problem occurred repeatedly: Some gene names kept bouncing back as "unknown." A little detective work revealed the reason: Use of one of the research community's most valuable and extensively applied tools for manipulation of genomic data can introduce erroneous names. A default date conversion feature in Excel (Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA) was altering gene names that it considered to look like dates. For example, the tumor suppressor DEC1 [Deleted in Esophageal Cancer 1]  was being converted to '1-DEC.' Figure 1 lists 30 gene names that suffer an analogous fate."
My MATLAB origins betrayed me. I kept thinking - you can't put function definitions in a script in Python. Man, I gotta write a module and THEN a script that calls the module? But, in Python, you can include function defs in a 'script'. So the following works perfectly well: