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Note: this software is under active development!


sh rake build rake install

In order to use the gem, you also need sambamba tool installed (version >= 0.2.6).

If you use Debian, you can download a package for your architecture from github downloads.

Otherwise, you need to do the following:

  • install DMD compiler
  • install Ragel finite state machine compiler

  • On Mac OS X you can install homebrew package manager, then install dmd and ragel easily with

sh brew install dmd brew install ragel

  • On Arch Linux you can use pacman to install dmd and ragel

sh pacman -S dmd libphobos ragel

  • clone sambamba repository and compile the tool

sh git clone cd sambamba/CLItools/ make

  • place the executable file build/sambamba to somewhere in your $PATH, for example:

sh cp build/sambamba /usr/local/bin


ruby require 'bio-sambamba'

The API doc is online. For more code examples see the test files in the source tree.

Project home page

Information on the source tree, documentation, examples, issues and how to contribute, see

The BioRuby community is on IRC server:, channel: #bioruby.


If you use this software, please cite one of

This Biogem is published at #bio-sambamba

Copyright (c) 2012 Artem Tarasov. See LICENSE.txt for further details.