How to use the virtual machine?

This virtual machine contains the Genoscapist application deployed on a small Bacillus subtilis dataset (only CDS and expression profiles of the first 150,000 base pairs).

Download VirtualBox

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Download the virtual appliance

Download the virtual appliance here.

Import the virtual appliance

Open VirtualBox and click on the File menu then Import Appliance...

Choose a file to import the virtual appliance from then click on Continue.

Click on Import button.

Read the terms and conditions of the software license agreement and click on Agree button.

Launching the virtual appliance

To start the virtual appliance, double click on it.

Launching Genoscapist

Double click on on the desktop or:

  1. Open a terminal
  2. Go to the directory
    $ cd /home/genoscapist/genoscapist
  3. Export the variable environment
    $ export
  4. Activate the virtual environment
    $ . venv/bin/activate
  5. Launch the application
    $ flask run
  6. Open the provided URL with Firefox