Question: where to download blat command tool for windows?
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3.3 years ago by
Chen900
Chen900 wrote:

In UCSC website, it gives a link for download blat:http://hgdownload.soe.ucsc.edu/admin/exe/

However, it only contains linux and mac version, so where to download windows version of BLAT, especially for windows 10.

Once again,I write tools for others, not myself, and most users from biology labs are using windows.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.6 years ago by liangjiao.xue100 • written 3.3 years ago by Chen900
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There isn't a windows version available.
You could compile the source in cygwin (unix like environment for windows) or use it in a virtual machine with linux. VM with linux may be overall best option for windows.

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.3 years ago • written 3.3 years ago by genomax70k

it does not make much sense that linux and mac version are provided but not windows...

ADD REPLYlink written 3.3 years ago by Chen900
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Sure it does. I dare say that the vast majority of bioinformatical work being done is done in a unix environment! You should give it a go!

One of us... one of us...

ADD REPLYlink written 3.3 years ago by Jenez520

I one sense it would make more sense to provide a windows binary, because building windows binaries from linux programs ported to window is harder than building a linux binary. Most windows users will not even have a compiler installed on their machines.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.3 years ago by Michael Dondrup46k
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You could try the new experimental feature in Windows 10 that allows to run native linux binaries in bash, might or might not work.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.3 years ago by Michael Dondrup46k
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3.3 years ago by
Shicheng Guo7.7k
Shicheng Guo7.7k wrote:

One day, you will understand the earlier you give up Windows, the earlier you are benefited. Welcome to Linux world. By the way, recommend Ubuntu to you.

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.3 years ago by Shicheng Guo7.7k

I write tools for others, not myself, and most users from biology labs are using windows.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.3 years ago by Chen900
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2.6 years ago by
liangjiao.xue100
United States
liangjiao.xue100 wrote:

Just in case some people are looking for blat on Windows.

Windows 10:
https://github.com/liangjiaoxue/AGEseq/blob/master/blat_windows10.zip

Before Windows 10 (tested on XP, 7, and 8)
https://github.com/liangjiaoxue/AGEseq/blob/master/blat_windows.zip
This version will make Windows 10 Crash!

ADD COMMENTlink written 2.6 years ago by liangjiao.xue100

Thank you for the answer. This is exactly the one I want!!

ADD REPLYlink written 2.6 years ago by Chen900
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3.3 years ago by
mastal5112.0k
mastal5112.0k wrote:

Yes, but I daresay most biologists are not using the commandline versions of programs.

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.3 years ago by mastal5112.0k

If this was supposed to be a response for a previous post/comment then it should have followed one of those :-)
What you say may be true for old(er) established experimentalists but current students are definitely recognizing the utility of being reasonably savvy with *nix.
At the end of the day everyone is free to use the OS of their choice. It is great that most OS's will allow one to run another OS as a guest. So there are no big barriers here. What OS a developer chooses to support is their choice.

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.3 years ago • written 3.3 years ago by genomax70k
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