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BDS specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_19411
Name BDS
Alternative name BigDataScript
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS
License Apache License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 0.999
Stability Stable
Source code URL
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Pablo Cingolani <>

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A review of bioinformatic pipeline frameworks

PMCID: 5429012
PMID: 27013646
DOI: 10.1093/bib/bbw020

[…] the pipeline in conjunction with a dsl. some implicit frameworks, such as nextflow (, provide tools to abstract and manage filenaming into global variables to reduce ambiguity. bigdatascript [] is a stand-alone dsl that offers its own language-independent syntax for implementing pipeline logic (). figure 5, implicit frameworks demand the user define rules or recipes […]

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BDS institution(s)
McGill University School of Computer Science, Montreal, QC, Canada; McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
BDS funding source(s)
Supported by NIH grants (T2DGENES, U01 DK085545-01), an NSERC Discovery grant, the McGill CIHR Systems Biology training program, the Fonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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