emboss - Collection of open source tools for genetic sequence analysis
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The European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite (EMBOSS) is a
comprehensive set (about 100) of open source tools for genetic sequence
analysis. EMBOSS is produced by the European Molecular Biology Network
(EMBnet - http://www.embnet.org/).
All EMBOSS tools are all built around the same set of core libraries - AJAX
and NUCLEUS - and therefore share a unified user interface, have similar
"look and feel", and implement a uniform sequence addressing methodology.
The various components of EMBOSS are distributed under the GPL, except the
core libraries which are under the LGPL.
EMBASSY packages are third party applications which have been integrated with
the EMBOSS suite, but which are not included in the base EMBOSS distribution
for licensing or other reasons. The EMBASSY packages live in the
- DOCS: on
- X11: on
The EMBOSS suite has been successfully installed under
To run EMBOSS programs make sure that /usr/local/emboss/bin is in your PATH.
In order to see graphical output from some EMBOSS programs, you will
need to set the following environment variable in your shell:
set PLPLOT_LIB to: "/usr/local/emboss/share/EMBOSS"
A sample configuration file has been installed in
This must be renamed to emboss.default and edited to suit your site
A .embossrc file in a user's home directory overrides settings in the
Additional third party applications for EMBOSS can be installed from the
biology/embassy port. Remember, though that if you installed EMBOSS in a
PREFIX other than the default, you will have to install EMBASSY into this
Install emboss txz package:
# pkg install emboss