About Dotlet

Dotlet was written by Marco Pagni and Thomas Junier form the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Epalinges, Switzerland.

The reason why we wrote dotlet is that we needed a diagonal plot tool for the December 1998 practical sessions in bioinformatics at the Institute of Biochemistry. Since we had decided to base all the practical sessions on the World-Wide Web, we needed a program that would run in a web browser. To our knowledge, there was none, so we wrote it.

The Dotlet source code is available free of charge for academic users. The distribution is in ftp://ftp.isrec.isb-sib.ch/pub/software/java/dotlet.