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Old 06-07-2010, 09:26 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by maubp View Post
Having had a quick look at the file, you need a Unix like system. Linux should be fine. I think Mac OS X could probably work (I had a problem with "make check" saying it couldn't fine md5sum, I've not looked into it).

If you really have to use Windows, and the BFAST authors don't have a better idea, you could try using Cygwin - - but this isn't always so straightforward.
BFAST was designed for a Unix operating system, but may work with Cygwin installed. Do you have a compute cluster or is this a local project. It would probably be best to get accustomed to a HPC environment with respect to next-gen sequencing as soon as possible (my 2 cents).
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