Creating reusable tools from scripts: The Galaxy Tool Factory

Ross Lazarus, Antony Kaspi, Mark Ziemann

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Motivation: Galaxy is a software application supporting high-throughput biology analyses and work flows, available as a free on-line service or as source code for local deployment. New tools can be written to extend Galaxy, and these can be shared using public Galaxy Tool Shed (GTS) repositories, but converting even simple scripts into tools requires effort from a skilled developer.Results: The Tool Factory is a novel Galaxy tool that automates the generation of all code needed to execute user-supplied scripts, and wraps them into new Galaxy tools for upload to a GTS, ready for review and installation through the Galaxy administrative interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3139-3140
Number of pages2
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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