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Bioconda: A sustainable and comprehensive software distribution for the life sciences
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  • Björn Grüning,
  • Ryan Dale,
  • Brad Chapman,
  • Jillian Rowe,
  • Christopher Tomkins-Tinch,
  • Christian Brueffer,
  • Elmar Pruesse,
  • Renan Valieris,
  • Ilya Shlyakhter,
  • Kyle Beauchamp,
  • Andreas Sjödin,
  • Florian Eggenhofer,
  • Devon Ryan,
  • Martin Raden,
  • Johannes Köster
Björn Grüning
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Brad Chapman
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Jillian Rowe
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Christopher Tomkins-Tinch
Harvard University
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Christian Brueffer
Lund University
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Elmar Pruesse
University of Colorado Denver
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Renan Valieris
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Ilya Shlyakhter
Broad Institute
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Kyle Beauchamp
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Andreas Sjödin
Umeå University
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Florian Eggenhofer
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Devon Ryan
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Martin Raden
University of Freiburg
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Johannes Köster
Universität Duisburg-Essen
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Abstract

We present Bioconda (https://bioconda.github.io), a distribution of bioinformatics software for the lightweight, multi-platform and language-agnostic package manager Conda. Currently, Bioconda offers a collection of over 3000 software packages, which is continuously maintained, updated, and extended by a growing global community of more than 200 contributors. Bioconda improves analysis reproducibility by allowing users to define isolated environments with defined software versions, all of which are easily installed and managed without administrative privileges.