Install samtools on UNIX system

Samtools is a useful tool for manipulating and visualizing .bam files.

Installation




1. Download the most current version from the Samtools website.

2. Unzip the file:
Code BASH :
tar xvjf samtools-1.1.tar.bz2 


3. Go into the newly created directory and compile the code by typing make:
Code BASH :
 
cd samtools-1.1
make
 


4. Modify your .bashrc file so that when you type "samtools" it calls the program:
Code BASH :
export PATH=$PATH:/directory/samtools-0.1.19 


Directory is equal to the directory that you have installed Samtools in.

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