Question: Unix or Linux which is better choice for genomic analysis?
gravatar for Abdul Rafay Khan
4.8 years ago by
Karachi, PK
Abdul Rafay Khan1.1k wrote:

We want use different genomic analysis tools like samtools,bcftool,plink etc

Which operating system should we use?

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4.8 years ago by
Alex Reynolds29k
Seattle, WA USA
Alex Reynolds29k wrote:

You can pretty much use any Linux or BSD UNIX you want. Most likely you will get familiar with the package manager for that platform. 

If you use OS X, for instance, you might install Homebrew and install scientific packages made available via Homebrew Science, which is usually as easy as: $ brew install homebrew/science/some_package

For other platforms, like some flavor of Linux, you might use yum or rpm (Red Hat/Fedora) or apt-get (Ubuntu/Debian).

If a package isn't available, you can almost always compile it from source code via GCC under Linux, or Clang/LLVM under OS X (via Xcode).

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4.8 years ago by
Devon Ryan92k
Freiburg, Germany
Devon Ryan92k wrote:

It really doesn't matter. Linux distributions will often have samtools in their repo., so you don't need to compile it yourself (of course, that's simple). Of course if the Unix that you install is one of the BSDs then that's probably also the case for it (likewise with Mac OS X).

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4.8 years ago by
arno.guille400 wrote:

Linux is a Unix-Like operating system. There are many popular distributions based on Linux for example Red Hat, Fedora, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc ...

For a personal computer i suggest you Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

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