Bioclipse (a Java-based, open source, visual platform for chemo- and bioinformatics) has scripting support and the community has developed a great method for sharing those scripts: Gist!

They create Gists then tag them on delicious as bioclipse+gist.

For example, here’s one that downloads itself:

Check their blog post for more info. Nicely done, all!

(Seems like we could add a few features to Gist to make this sort of thing even easier.)