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- BLAST Ring Image Generator
- Graphical user interface
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- Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
- Scott A Beatson <>
Unable to install BRIG in windows 8.How to install it?
BRIG will run from wherever the program is unzipped.
No installation required, however, users will require NCBI BLAST+ or BLAST legacy, and Java 1.6 or greater to be installed.
To run BRIG users need to:
* Download the latest version (BRIG-x.xx-dist.zip) from http://sourceforge.net/projects/brig/
* Unzip BRIG-x.xx-dist.zip to a desired location
* Run BRIG.jar, by double clicking.
Users who wish to run BRIG from the command-line need to:
* Navigate to the unpacked BRIG folder in a command-line interface (terminal, console, command prompt).
* Run ‘java -Xmx1500M -jar BRIG.jar’. Where -Xmx specifies the amount of memory allocated to BRIG.
I get an error on my Windows installation when I try to run BRIG " Java run exception has occured"
I'm trying to use BRIG to compare to genomes from the same species of bacteria, in fasta format, but the image is generated without any color and informations. Just the title and the backbone of the reference genome. The blast runs without any error. Does anybody knows what can be happening? Thank you!
(Alikhan et al., 2011)
BLAST Ring Image Generator (BRIG): simple prokaryote genome comparisons.
PMID: 21824423 DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-12-402
Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2 user reviews
2 user reviews
I tried to used it in command line, and I simply could not... It's seems to work fine with GUI, but this is not very useful for including in a pipeline..
Looks like a nice product for small genome comparison. At lest the documentation is fine and product works according to instruction.
I'm curious, there was mention about to use BRIG in a command line. But I didn't met any description - in fact only how to start from command line.
A reason I curious is does it possible to install BRIG as a part of web site to generate images based on client's data?