+1
I'd agree that calling it excel is suitably wry - because it doesn't IMHO.
Please name the new binary datatype something other than xls because
many (of my) tools create outputs with that extension and it's a
subclass of tabular here - the .xls extension fools excel into loading
them automagically.


On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 3:35 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Joe Cruz <jcr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey Siemen,
>>
>> A workaround i'm currently using consists of creating an Xls
>> subclass of the Binary datatype class:
>
> That's not a workaround ;) - that's the correct approach,
> as per Greg's email.
>
> Not that I want to encourage people to use Excel files in
> Bioinformatics, but perhaps this should be applied to the
> main Galaxy repository - given at least two groups are using
> Excel files in Galaxy?
>
> Peter
>
> P.S. Why do you call your class XIs, surely Excel would be
> clearer?
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