Our October newsletter includes eight new and updated software titles. We present a Software Spotlight on the program jq - a json parsing utility. If you have not done so already, please update your BioGrids install client to the latest version - 695.
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The issue has been corrected in the latest version (695), available here:
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1: Download the BioGrids Installer command line version
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Replace the site name, user name and activation key with your own credentials.
3: Install software with BioGrids
./biogrids install fastqc trimmomatic samtools star subread igv
When finished, verify applications are installed:
Software Spotlight - jq
jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor. From the jq website (https://stedolan.github.io/jq/):
jq is like sed for JSON data - you can use it to slice and filter and map and transform structured data with the same ease that sed, awk, grep and friends let you play with text.
Documentation is complete and includes an excellent progressive tutorial:
NCBI provides a tutorial for downloading gene sets that includes an example of using jq to convert downloaded json data: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/datasets/docs/command-line-gene/
The website https://jqplay.org/ provides an online interactive interface for jq. You can use this to learn about jq without installing.
bcbio-nextgen provides best-practice pipelines for automated analysis of high throughput sequencing data with the goal of being quantifiable, analyzable, scalable and reproducible.
Updated versions:1.2.4 | Linux 64
Dask is a flexible library for parallel computing in Python.
Updated versions:2.30.0 | OS X INTEL 2.30.0 | Linux 64
H2O is a scalable machine learning and predictive analytics platform.
Updated versions:18.104.22.168 | OS X INTEL 22.214.171.124 | Linux 64
jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor.
Updated versions:1.6 | OS X INTEL 1.6 | Linux 64
Python is a general-purpose, interpreted, object oriented, high-level dynamic programming language that emphasizes code readability.
Updated versions:3.6.5 | Linux 64
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.
Updated versions:4.0.2 | Linux 64
scvi-tools (single-cell variational inference tools) is a package for end-to-end analysis of single-cell omics data.
Updated versions:0.6.8 | Linux 64 0.6.8 | OS X INTEL
TractSeg is tool for fast and accurate white matter bundle segmentation from Diffusion MRI.
Updated versions:2.1.1 | Linux 64
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