Question: How to run the ViennaRNA package
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12 months ago by
M.O.L.S10 wrote:

How do I run the ViennaRNA package according to the MacOS X distribution. It goes into the Downloads folder and then Nothing happens?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 7 months ago • written 12 months ago by M.O.L.S10

Let's take a step back. The ViennaRNA package is used for RNA secondary structure prediction (generally speaking) and not for primary structure/sequence analysis operations such as edit distance or hamming distance calculations. What exactly do you want to do?

To directly address your problem (regardless of whether it enables you solve your original task): I assume you have downloaded the installer from That one says "Failed - No file", so I think the link is broken and you might want to look for a contact on that website to get it fixed. Given your problem description "I want to use RNAmute RNAfold, RNAsubopt to calculate the edit distance and hamming distance of my sequence.", I think this will not help you, though.

edit: fixed grammar mistake

ADD REPLYlink modified 12 months ago • written 12 months ago by cschu1812.0k

My advice would be download Conda and install it from the relevant channel. Pretty sure I did this in the past, but cschu181 raises valid points that should be addressed first.

ADD REPLYlink written 12 months ago by Joe16k
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