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, Johannes Köster, Kai Blin, Mathias Haudgaard, Arne Kratz, Alexander Junge, Michael Knudsen

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To the Editor: Bioinformatics software comes in a variety of programming languages and requires diverse installation methods. This heterogeneity makes management of a software stack complicated, error-prone, and inordinately time-consuming. Whereas software deployment has traditionally been handled by administrators, ensuring the reproducibility of data analyses1,2,3 requires that the researcher be able to maintain full control of the software environment, rapidly modify it without administrative privileges, and reproduce the same software stack on different machines.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Methods
Pages (from-to)475-476
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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