Tool: Automatically download NCBI Blast databases
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4.7 years ago by
BioApps740
Spain
BioApps740 wrote:

Hi

I thought to share this tool, in case you need it. The tool automatically downloads ALL NCBI blast databases from NCBI ftp server. The program does not require Perl, Blast or other additional 3rd party programs/tools. It is a stand alone program (about 2-3MB).

 

Functions

This program will be part of a larger package that allows the biologist to automatically install Blast, download databases (and keep them up to date), build its own databases, do advanced data mining, etc. All these functions will be available via GUI.

 

Target

This tool addresses mostly to biologists and less to bioinformaticians (they already know how to do all this cool stuff from a Linux console; right guys?)

 

 

An update was released today 30 March 2015.

Download link


 

PS: Thanks for up votes.

 

 

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.9 years ago • written 4.7 years ago by BioApps740
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URL ? advantage over rsync ?

ADD REPLYlink written 4.7 years ago by Pierre Lindenbaum118k

Oh... sorry... link added.

ADD REPLYlink modified 4.0 years ago • written 4.7 years ago by BioApps740

Advantages: Windows and Mac support. True graphic interface (so it can be used also by biologists, not only by bio-informaticians) :)

ADD REPLYlink written 4.0 years ago by BioApps740

So, basically a GUI slapped on top of update_blastdb.pl?

ADD REPLYlink modified 4.0 years ago • written 4.0 years ago by 5heikki8.3k
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The program does not require Perl, Blast, Java or other additional 3rd party programs/tools. It is a stand alone program (about 2.5 MB) built from scratches. So, "basically" the answer to your question is a clear 'no'.

ADD REPLYlink modified 4.0 years ago • written 4.0 years ago by BioApps740
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