Bioconda: sustainable and comprehensive software distribution for the life sciences
Björn Grüning, Ryan Dale, Andreas Sjödin, Brad A. Chapman, Jillian Rowe, Christopher H. Tomkins-Tinch, Renan Valieris, Adam Caprez, Bérénice Batut, Mathias Haudgaard, Thomas Cokelaer, Kyle A. Beauchamp, Brent S. Pedersen, Youri Hoogstrate, Devon Ryan, Anthony Bretaudeau, Gildas Le Corguillé, Christian Brueffer, et alJuly, 2018
We present Bioconda (https://bioconda.github.io), a distribution of bioinformatics software for the lightweight, multiplatform and language-agnostic package manager Conda. Currently, Bioconda offers a collection of over 3000 software packages, which is continuously maintained, updated, and extended by a growing global community of more than 200 contributors. Bioconda improves analysis reproducibility by allowing users to define isolated environments with defined software versions, all of which are easily installed and managed without administrative privileges.
Nature Methods, 2018. 15(7):475–476
Bioinformatician and Data Scientist
Freelance Bioinformatician and Data Scientist with interests including disease biology and diagnostics, particularly in cancer, and open source bioinformatics.