Franz Tech Corner News: New Lisp Book: Principles of Biomedical Informatics

The Franz Tech Corner, October 29, 2008

In this issue:

1. New Lisp Book: Principles of Biomedical Informatics
2. Japan Lisp Seminar, November 13-14 in Shinjuku and Roppongi
3. Recent support questions of general interest
4. Emacs 22.3 now works on 64-bit Windows
5. CFP International Lisp Conference 2009, at MIT, March 22-25
6. Training Schedule

1. Ira Kalet's New Book: Principles of Biomedical Informatics

A new Lisp book has just come out that is a technical introduction to
biomedical informatics. The book uses Common Lisp for almost all the
examples, and has lots of code in it that can actually be used.

Principles of Biomedical Informatics
by Ira J. Kalet, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 0123694388
ISBN-13 9780123694386
Edition 1, 2009, Academic Press
List Price: $79.95

It is available direct from Elsevier (Academic Press is now a division
of Elsevier), or the usual outlets, e.g., Amazon.com.

http://franz.com/resources/books.lhtml

2. Japan Lisp Seminar, November 13-14 in Shinjuku and Roppongi

For information and registration details:
http://jp.franz.com/

3. Recent support questions of general interest

Documenting a vast and sophisticated product like Allegro CL is never
easy and even with today's search technology, finding answers to
specific questions in the documentation can be difficult. In this
note, we flag some recent support questions which might be of general
interest.

Questions:
- How do I run a bat file from within lisp?
- How do I run a top-level command like :cd from within a function?
- How can I increase the number of characters printed on a line?
- How do I tell if a socket is closed?
- and more...

See:
franz.com/support/tech_corner/recent-support-102308.lhtml

4. Emacs 22.3 now works on 64-bit Windows

Recent changes in GNU Emacs mean that GNU Emacs 22.3 now works with
the Allegro CL Emacs-Lisp interface (ELI) on 64-bit
Windows. Previously, trying to start Allegro CL with fi:common-lisp
(the ELI function that starts Lisp) caused Emacs on 64-bit Windows to
fail.

See franz.com/emacs/ for information on Emacs and Allegro CL.

The Emacs-Lisp interface is described here:
franz.com/support/documentation/current/doc/eli.htm

5. CFP International Lisp Conference 2009, at MIT, March 22-25

Deadline for submissions: December 9, 2009

The Association of Lisp Users is pleased to announce the 2009
International Lisp Conference will be held in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sunday
through Wednesday, March 22-25, 2009. The emphasis will be on present
and future applications of technologies that have been or might soon
be associated with the Lisp programming language and/or related
languages and software.

For further information:
http://www.international-lisp-conference.org/2009/index

6. Training Schedule

Allegro CL Certification Program - Basic and Intermediate courses
available. Next 3-day sessions in 2008:

- Basic, November 5, 12 and 19
- Intermediate, December 3, 10 and 17

Ask us about previously recorded programs that are available if you
are unable to attend the live course.

http://franz.com/services/classes

Make the most of your Allegro CL application by utilizing our
consulting services,

http://franz.com/services/consulting/

Lisp Jobs - http://lispjobs.wordpress.com/

For more information about other Franz products and services, please
contact your product application manager or email sales@franz.com.

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