rCAT 1.0 beta is online

A project I’ve been working on for the last two months is finally online in beta form – check out


It’s essentially a biological alignment viewer for RNA sequences.  Here’s a couple of screen shots:

Alignment Viewer

2D Structure Viewer

2D Circle relationship Viewer

You can download the source code from the above link to play with it – it’s a MVVM implementation and has quite a bit of interesting optimizations in it for performance purposes, including a read-only data virtualization for large sequence manipulation.  The next release will include a full read/write implementation so watch the project if you are interested!


About Mark Smith

Windows systems developer with low-level operating system, threading and .NET experience. For the past several years I have been involved with WPF/Silverlight and most recently iOS and Android. I have worked as an architect and designer for several companies and am particularly interested in client/server and graphical solutions. Specialties:.NET, WPF, Silverlight, Windows, iOS

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