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Building Containerized Workflows Using the BioDepot-workflow-builder (Bwb)
  • Ling-Hong Hung
  • Jiaming Hu
  • Trevor Meiss
  • Alyssa Ingersoll
  • Wes Lloyd
  • Daniel Kristiyanto
  • Yuguang Xiong
  • Eric Sobie
  • Ka Yee Yeung, University of Washington Tacoma
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We present the BioDepot-workflow-builder (Bwb), a software tool that allows users to create and execute reproducible bioinformatics workflows using a drag-and-drop interface. Graphical widgets represent Docker containers executing a modular task. Widgets are then graphically linked to build bioinformatics workflows that can be reproducibly deployed across different local and cloud platforms. Each widget contains a form-based user interface to facilitate parameter entry and a console to display intermediate results. Bwb provides tools for rapid customization of widgets, containers and workflows. Saved workflows can be shared using Bwb's native format or exported as shell scripts.

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Ling-Hong Hung, Jiaming Hu, Trevor Meiss, Alyssa Ingersoll, et al.. "Building Containerized Workflows Using the BioDepot-workflow-builder (Bwb)" bioRxiv (2018)
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