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Easily visualization of complex data features is a necessary step to conduct studies on next generation sequencing (NGS) data.STAR is an integrated web application that enables online management, visualization, and track-based analysis of next generation sequencing data.

To use our STAR system, please visit the following URL: to view data tracks and get details from manual.

If you want to process your own data and set up environment on your computer, you need to install some software packages before using STAR genome browser:

If you want to setup a totally independent instance of our website.You should mainly follow these steps:

  1. config your LAMP envirnoment for a Linux machine.
  2. create database using the dumped SQL under database-sql and generate your own data
  3. Localize source code files under "website" directory, you need to change some paths and URLs to your own one.
  4. configure reverse proxy (please note this may need advanced users or developers to work on)

Required software packages:

Normally GNU C++, PERL and APACHE have been installed in most Linux OS distributions. If they were installed already, just skip those steps.JPEG, GD and LIBPNG are only required when you want to use graphical functions and modules in PHP. Below sections give some installation instructions. Please find specific help in each module:

System environment and module installations:

  1. GNU C++ (required, may be installed defaultly) (1) download gcc-x.x.x.tar.gz from (2) tar xzvf gcc-x.x.x.tar.gz (3) mkdir ${destdir}/gcc-x.x.x (4) gcc-x.x.x/configure --prefix=${destdir}/gcc-x.x.x --enable-threads=posix --disable-checking --enable--long-long --host=i386-redhat-linux --with-system-zlib --enable-languages=c,c++,java (5) make (6) make instal (7) add ${destdir}/gcc-x.x.x/bin to PATH environment variable (8) add ${destdir}/gcc-x.x.x/lib to LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable

  1. PERL (required, may be installed defaultly) (1) download perl-x.x.x.tar.gz from (2) tar xzvf perl-x.x.x.tar.gz (3) perl-x.x.x/configure (4) make (5) make test (6) make install

  1. FreeType (only required when using PHP graphical features) (1) download freetype-x.x.x.tar.gz from (2) tar xzvf freetype-x.x.x.tar.gz (3) mkdir ${destdir}/freetype-x.x.x (4) freetype-x.x.x/configure --prefix=${destdir}/freetype-x.x.x (5) make (6) make install

  1. ZLIB (required, many packges need it) (1) download zlib-x.x.x.tar.gz from (2) tar xzvf zlib-x.x.x.tar.gz (3) mkdir ${destdir}/zlib-x.x.x (4) zlib-x.x.x/configure --prefix=${destdir}/zlib-x.x.x (5) make (6) make install

  1. JPEG (only required when using PHP graphical features) (1) download jpeg.x.tar.gz from (2) tar xzvf jpeg.x.tar.gz (3) mkdir ${destdir}/jpeg (4) jpeg.x/configure --prefix=${destdir}/jpeg (5) make (6) make install

  1. GD (only required when using PHP graphical features) (1) download gd-x.x.x.tar.gz from (2) tar xzvf gd-x.x.x.tar.gz (3) mkdir ${destdir}/gd-x.x.x (4) gd-x.x.x/configure --prefix=${destdir}/gd-x.x.x --with-freetype =${destdri}/freetype-x.x.x --with-jpeg=${destdir}/jpeg (5) make (6) make install

  1. LIBPNG (only required when using PHP graphical features) (1) download from (2) cp scripts/makefile.linux makefile (3) make (4) make install

  1. APACHE (required, may be installed defaultly) (1) download httpd-x.x.x.tar.gz from (2) tar xzvf httpd-x.x.x.tar.gz (3) mkdir ${destdir}/apache2 (4) cd {src}/srclib/apr (5) ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apr-httpd/ (6) make (7) make install (8) cd ../apr-util (9) ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apr-util-httpd/ --with-apr=/usr/local/apr-httpd/ (10) make (11) make install (12) cd {src} (13) ./configure --prefix=${destdir}/apache2 --enable-cgi --enable-ssl --enable-modules=most --enable-so --enable-proxy --enable-rewrite --sysconfdir=/etc --with-apr=/usr/local/apr-httpd --with-apr-util=/usr/local/apr-util-httpd (14) make (15) make install (16) modify httpd.conf to set up web server

  1. PHP (required) (1) download php-x.x.x.tar.gz from (2) tar xzvf php-x.x.x.tar.gz (3) mkdir ${destdir}/php-x.x.x (4) php-x.x.x/configure --prefix=/usr --exec-prefix=/usr --bindir=/usr/bin --sbindir=/usr/sbin --sysconfdir=/etc --datadir=/usr/share --includedir=/usr/include --libdir=/usr/lib64 --with-libdir=lib --libexecdir=/usr/libexec --localstatedir=/var --sharedstatedir=/usr/com --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --with-config-file-path=/etc --with-config-file-scan-dir=/etc/php.d --disable-debug --with-pic --disable-rpath --without-pear --with-bz2 --with-curl --with-exec-dir=/usr/bin --with-freetype-dir=${destdir}/freetype-x.x.x --with-png-dir=/usr --enable-gd-native-ttf --without-gdbm --with-gettext --with-gmp --with-iconv --with-jpeg-dir=${destdir}/jpeg --with-openssl --with-pspell --with-pcre-regex=/usr --with-zlib=${destdir}/zlib --with-layout=GNU --enable-exif --enable-ftp --enable-magic-quotes --enable-sockets --enable-sysvsem --enable-sysvshm --enable-sysvmsg --enable-wddx --with-kerberos --enable-ucd-snmp-hack --with-unixODBC=shared,/usr --enable-shmop --enable-calendar --with-mime-magic=/usr/share/file/magic.mime --without-sqlite --with-libxml-dir=/usr --with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs --with-gd=${destdir}/gd-x.x.x --enable-shared (5) make (6) make test (7) make install (8) sed -i 's/DirectoryIndex index.html/DirectoryIndex index.html index.php/g' httpd.conf sed -i '/AddType application/x-tar .tgz/a\ AddType application/x-httpd-php .php' httpd.conf sed -i '/AddType application/x-tar .tgz/a\ AddType application/x-httpd-source .phps' httpd.conf

  1. Berkeley DB (required) (1) download db-x.x.x.tar.gz from or just using db-4.6.18.tar.gz in this package. (2) tar xzvf db-x.x.x.tar.gz

    install C++ API: (3) cd db-x.x.x/build_unix (4) ../dist/configure --enable-cxx --enable-static --disable-shared (5) make (6) make install defaultly, the objects will be installed to /usr/local/BerkeleyDBx.x/. When you compile chipseq_proc, you should replace "/usr/local/BerkeleyDB4.6" to this destination directory.

    install PHP module: (7) cd db-x.x.x/php_db* (8) phpize (9) ./configure --with-db4=${destdir}/db-x.x.x (10) make (11) make install (12) Then in your php.ini file add: (13) mkdir ${your-db-dir}

  2. Configure Proxy, rewrite module of Apache (1) In your httpd.conf, find the section:"AllowOverride None" and modify it to "AllowOverride All". This will allow apache server to support additional .htaccess file to rewrite url. (2) Create a .htaccess file and put it in the document root directory. Add the RewriteRules in your .htaccess file. Please find a .htaccess example file in this package.

  3. Final step to test your system (1) put simple_counter.php to your web document root (2) visit http://yourdomain/simple_counter.php