Kronos specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_11179
Name Kronos
Software type Pipeline/Workflow
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Python
License MIT License
Computer skills Advanced
Version 2.3.0
Stability Stable
ruffus, PyYaml, drmaa-Python
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline M. Jafar Taghiyar

Publication for Kronos

Kronos citation


Enhancing knowledge discovery from cancer genomics data with Galaxy

PMCID: 5437943
PMID: 28327945
DOI: 10.1093/gigascience/gix015

[…] iently, these issues produce a tremendous barrier for new users.There exist a handful of options that address this predicament in genomics as a whole. Tools that automate pipeline development such as Kronos [], Nextflow [], and Snakemake [] can satisfy the needs of more technically savvy users. Alternatively, graphical user interfaces (GUIs)—which are generally lacking in the field of bioinformati […]

Kronos institution(s)
Department of Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA, USA; Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University, NC, USA; Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest University, NC, USA; Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University, NC, USA
Kronos funding source(s)
Supported by funding from Genome Canada/Genome British Columbia (grant No. 173CIC), Natural Science & Engineering Research Council of Canada (grant No. RGPGR 488167-2013), and Terry Fox Research Institute - Program Project Grants (grant No. 1021).

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