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This lesson introduces the Snakemake workflow system in the context of a bioinformatics data analysis task.
To quote from the official Snakemake documentation:
The Snakemake workflow management system is a tool to create reproducible and scalable data analyses. Workflows are described via a human readable, Python based language. They can be seamlessly scaled to server, cluster, grid and cloud environments, without the need to modify the workflow definition. Finally, Snakemake workflows can entail a description of required software, which will be automatically deployed to any execution environment.
Snakemake originated as, and remains most popular as, a tool for bioinformatics. This is how we present it here. However, Snakemake is a general-purpose system and may be used for all manner of data processing tasks.
Snakemake is a superset of the Python language and as such can draw on the full power of Python, but you do not need to be a Python programmer to use it. This lesson assumes no prior knowledge of Python and intruduces just a few concepts as needed to construct useful workflows.
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