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BppSuite is a suite of ready-to-use programs for phylogenetic and sequence analysis.


Standalone executables

Standalone executables are available for linux32, linux64, win32, win64 and Mac.

From source files

Getting the sources

This is done with git, for example in directory $bpp_dir:

<source lang="bash"> cd $bpp_dir git clone http://biopp.univ-montp2.fr/git/bppsuite </source>


Bio++ libraries shoud be installed beforehand, for example in $bpp_dir.

<source lang="bash"> cd bppsuite cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$bpp_dir ./ # prepare compilation make # compile make install # move files to the installation directory (this will create a $bpp_dir/bin/ directory) </source>

That's it ! The executables are now installed in $bpp_dir/bin. For more information on how to compile and run Bio++ dependent programs, see the Usage pages.

  • Without the option -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$bpp_dir, the standard /usr/local directory will be used, and the executables installed in /usr/local/bin, a location which requires superuser access rights.

Bppsuite executables should know where the dynamic libraries are. A way to check it is the command:

<source lang="bash"> ldd $bpp_dir$/bin/bppml </source>

To configure this, set in the .bashrc the environment variable :

<source lang="bash"> export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:$bpp_dir </source>

(and source this file or relog).


You can also generate the pdf documentation by typing :

<source lang="bash"> make pdf </source>


Many examples are available in the subdirectory of Examples.


Documentation can be found at http://biopp.univ-montp2.fr/manual/html/bppsuite/.