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Nextflow: Might scalable and reproducible workflows be useful for more than science?

by Michael L Heuer

In bioinformatics we have been obsessed as of late with repeatability and reproducibility

Ten Simple Rules for Reproducible Computational Research

There are now more workflow engines and technologies than there are ways to align DNA sequences

Computational Data Analysis Workflow Systems, an incomplete list

In my experience the best of these is the Open Source workflow manager Nextflow.

Nextflow provides a domain-specific language (DSL) which greatly simplifies writing complex distributed pipelines. Nextflow workflows are portable and can be made reproducible.

In this session I will demonstrate writing and executing a simple Nextflow workflow and not talk at all about science. Or at least very little.


Michael L Heuer

UC Berkeley

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