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Easyfig_win_2.0.zip 2012-03-12 8.4 MB 11 weekly downloads
Easyfig_2.0.py 2012-03-12 535.7 kB 11 weekly downloads
Easyfig_mac_2.0.tar.gz 2012-03-12 11.7 MB 11 weekly downloads
Easyfig_linux_2.0.tar.gz 2012-03-12 8.4 MB 11 weekly downloads
Easyfig_CL_1.2.py 2011-06-23 127.6 kB 11 weekly downloads
Easyfig_CL_1.2.1.py 2011-06-23 127.8 kB 11 weekly downloads
Easyfig_1.2.py 2011-04-08 232.3 kB 11 weekly downloads
Easyfig_win_1.2.zip 2011-04-08 5.1 MB 22 weekly downloads
Easyfig_1.2.1.py 2011-04-08 232.3 kB 11 weekly downloads
Easyfig_win_1.2.1.zip 2011-04-08 5.4 MB 11 weekly downloads
Easyfig_mac_1.2.zip 2010-12-09 915.5 kB 11 weekly downloads
Easyfig_manual_1.2.pdf 2010-12-09 793.4 kB 11 weekly downloads
Easyfig Easyfig is a Python application for creating linear comparison figures of multiple genomic loci with an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI). BLAST comparisons between multiple genomic regions, ranging from single genes to whole prokaryote chromosomes, can be generated, visualised and interactively coloured, enabling a rapid transition between analysis and the preparation of publication quality figures. ################### UPDATE - new release 22 April 2012 - Easyfig 2.1 New features in this version include: *New easier to use interface with drop-down menu *Easyfig can now create feature legends or label genes *Support for up to 99 genomes *Save and set default preferences *Easyfig can automatically download and install BLAST *Support for .crunch files *Increased stability ################### Installation Microsoft Windows: Download the latest version of Easyfig (currently Easyfig_win_2.1.zip). Extract contents to the desired location. From within the downloaded folder run Easyfig by double-clicking on the Easyfig_win_2.x.exe executable file; ensure that the folder has been fully extracted and that Easyfig_win_2.x.exe is being run from within the folder. On Windows Vista/7, the Easyfig folder may appear as an application rather than a folder: simply double-click the application to launch Easyfig (known to work on Windows Vista/7 and on PCs younger than 4 years old running Windows XP). Mac OS X: Download the latest version of Easyfig (currently Easyfig_mac_2.1.tar.gz) and double click on the download to extract contents. Double-click on the Easyfig_2.x application to run Easyfig (known to work on Mac OS X versions 10.5 and 10.6). Fedora/Ubuntu/Linux 64 bit: Download the latest version of Easyfig (currently Easyfig_linux_2.1.tar.gz). Extract contents to the desired location. From within the downloaded folder run Easyfig by double-clicking on the Easyfig_linux_2.x binary file; ensure that the folder has been fully extracted and that Easyfig_linux_2.x is being run from within the folder. There are some known issues running compiled versions of Python applications on Windows/Mac OS X. If Easyfig does not run using the above methods we recommend using the Linux/Unix/Windows cmd version. Linux/Unix/Windows cmd: Easyfig_2.x.py is executable from a terminal window in any Unix machine (including Mac OS X). Download the latest version of Easyfig (currently Easyfig_2.1.py) and save to desired location. Open a terminal window, navigate to the directory where you saved Easyfig and type 'python Easyfig_2.1.py' on the command line; this will launch the GUI. Alternatively, Easyfig_2.x.py can be run on Windows or Mac OS X by right-clicking and choosing open with Python or Python Launcher. Using this version of Easyfig requires Python 2.5 or later to be installed. This is available at http://python.org. The graphical user interface library used by Easyfig (Tkinter) is not included with some distributions of Linux and Mac OS X. We recommend reinstalling Python 2.7 from the Python website as Tkinter is included in the standard library. Command-line version: Easyfig_CL_2.x.py is identical to Easyfig_2.x.py except that it does not launch the Easyfig GUI. BLAST and Figure-drawing parameters are set using command-line arguments. Running Easyfig_CL_2.x.py with no arguments will print to screen the available options for Easyfig. ################### Setting up Easyfig to automatically generate BLAST files: Easyfig can run using pre-computed BLAST comparison files, but it is also capable of generating BLAST comparisons if BLAST executables have been installed. Easyfig can automatically install BLAST executables. From the menu bar click 'Blast' and choose 'Download Blast Automatically'. This may take a while on slower connections as the download is large (> 50 MB). If BLAST installs correctly you will be presented with a message saying 'BLAST+ installed', you will now be able to automatically generate BLAST comparisons using the generate buttons. If an FTP connection cannot be created or the correct binaries for your system cannot be found you will be presented with a message asking you to download BLAST manually. To do so click 'Blast' in the menu bar and choose 'Download Blast Manually'. This will bring up a message box recommending a version of BLAST to download, clicking 'ok' will open the download page in your browser. ################### After installation: Please refer to the Easyfig manual for tips on settings and usage. We recommend following the tutorial provided in the manual (and reproduced here: http://easyfig.sourceforge.net/examples.html) when you first use Easyfig. ################### Citing Easyfig: If Easyfig is used to generate figures for publication, please cite our paper: Sullivan MJ, Petty NK, Beatson SA. (2011) Easyfig: a genome comparison visualiser. Bioinformatics; 27 (7): 1009-1010.
Source: README, updated 2012-04-23