Build Status

Note: this software is under active development!

This is currently an early work in progress to create a wrapper library for gff3-pltools.



gff3-pltools have to be installed and in the PATH. Ruby is a requirement too, and the rest can be installed using bundler.

Build and install instructions

Given the gff3-tools are installed, the gem command can be used to install the latest gem from

    gem install bio-gff3-pltools

To build and install the library from source, use the following steps:

    tar -zxvf bioruby-gff3-pltools-X.Y.Z.tar.gz
    cd bioruby-gff3-pltools-X.Y.Z
    bundle install
    rake install

To build a gem without installing, use the rake task "build" instead of "install" in the previous example.

Run tests

To run cucumber tests, first make sure the D utilities are available in the path and then start the "features" rake task, like this:

    rake features


To use the library in your code, after installing the gem, simply require the library:

    require 'bio-gff3-pltools'

The API docs are online:

For more code examples see the test files in the source tree.

Project home page

Project home page can be found at the following location:

For information on the source tree, 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-gff3-pltools

Copyright (c) 2012 Marjan Povolni. See LICENSE.txt for further details.