Tables of Ensembl data can be downloaded via the highly customisable BioMart data mining tool. The BioMart Perl API allow you to go a step further with BioMart and allow you to integrate BioMart Perl Code into custom Perl scripts.
module spider biomart to find out what environment modules are available for this application.
- HPC_BIOMART_DIR - installation directory
- HPC_BIOMART_BIN - executable directory
- HPC_BIOMART_CONF - configuration directory
Download the default BioMart Registry and save it as an xml file to be used with the biomart API scripts.