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- x86-64 compatible processors
- 64 bit Linux or Mac OS X
RELEASEnotes contains detailed information about the latest major release
- source: all source files required for compilation
- bin: pre-compiled executables for Linux and Mac OS X
- doc: documentation
- extras: miscellaneous files and scripts
COMPILING FROM SOURCE
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# Get latest STAR source from releases wget https://github.com/alexdobin/STAR/archive/2.7.9a.tar.gz tar -xzf 2.7.9a.tar.gz cd STAR-2.7.9a # Alternatively, get STAR source using git git clone https://github.com/alexdobin/STAR.git
Compile under Linux
# Compile cd STAR/source make STAR
For processors that do not support AVX extensions, specify the target SIMD architecture, e.g.
make STAR CXXFLAGS_SIMD=sse
Compile under Mac OS X
# 1. Install brew (http://brew.sh/) # 2. Install gcc with brew: $ brew install gcc --without-multilib # 3. Build STAR: # run 'make' in the source directory # note that the path to c++ executable has to be adjusted to its current version $cd source $make STARforMacStatic CXX=/usr/local/Cellar/gcc/8.2.0/bin/g++-8 # 4. Make it availible through the terminal $cp STAR /usr/local/bin
All platforms - non-standard gcc
If g++ compiler (true g++, not Clang sym-link) is not on the path, you will need to tell
make where to find it:
cd source make STARforMacStatic CXX=/path/to/gcc
If employing STAR only on a single machine or a homogeneously setup cluster, you may aim at helping the compiler to optimize in way that is tailored to your platform. The flags LDFLAGSextra and CXXFLAGSextra are appended to the default optimizations specified in source/Makefile.
# platform-specific optimization for gcc/g++ make CXXFLAGSextra=-march=native # together with link-time optimization make LDFLAGSextra=-flto CXXFLAGSextra="-flto -march=native"
STAR can be installed on FreeBSD via the FreeBSD ports system. To install via the binary package, simply run:
pkg install star
This release was tested with the default parameters for human and mouse genomes. Mammal genomes require at least 16GB of RAM, ideally 32GB. Please contact the author for a list of recommended parameters for much larger or much smaller genomes.
The developmenr of STAR is supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R01HG009318. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.