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Reproducible Bioinformatics Workflows with Nextflow and nf-core (alpha version)


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Nextflow is workflow management software which enables the writing of scalable and reproducible scientific workflows. It can integrate various software package and environment management systems from environment modules to Docker, Singularity, and Conda. It allows for existing pipelines written in common scripting languages, such as R and Python, to be seamlessly coupled together. It implements a Domain Specific Language (DSL) that simplifies the implementation and running of workflows on cloud or high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructures.

This lesson also introduces nf-core: a community-driven platform, which provide peer reviewed best practice analysis pipelines written in Nextflow and nf-tower(centralized command post for the management of Nextflow data pipelines.)