Executive Summary: SequenceServer lets you rapidly set up a custom BLAST+ server with an intuitive user interface for use locally or over the web.
Why we created it: We were frustrated with:
- too many colleagues asking: can you BLAST this for me?
- installing NCBI's wwwblast is too complicated. And the user interface is unnecessarily counter-intuitive.
So we created something better that tries to overcome both hurdles. We try to make it real easy to install, and idiot-proof for users (still some progress to be made but we're on the right track!). Complete overview.
Installation: Takes 5 minutes:
gem install sequenceserver
sequenceservernow guides you through configuration, downloads necessary binaries & launches the server on http://localhost:4567/
Check it out & let us know if any questions. It's open source on GitHub.