BioPerl is a toolkit of perl modules useful in building bioinformatics solutions in Perl. It is built in an object-oriented manner so that many modules depend on each other to achieve a task. The collection of modules in the bioperl-live repository consist of the core of the functionality of bioperl. Additionally auxiliary modules for creating graphical interfaces (bioperl-gui), persistent storage in RDMBS (bioperl-db), running and parsing the results from hundreds of bioinformatics applications (Run package), software to automate bioinformatic analyses (bioperl-pipeline) are all available as Subversion modules in our repository.
Access the Software
The software, including download location, has been extensively documented here: http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Main_Page
Current core components include the core BioPerl module which is enough for most users. It also contains over 200 scripts written as add-ons.