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Wrapper of sambamba for Ruby programming language

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Note: this software is under active development!


    rake build
    rake install

In order to use the gem, you also need sambamba tool installed. For that, 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

    brew install dmd
    brew install ragel
  • clone sambamba repository and compile the tool
    git clone
    cd sambamba/CLItools/
  • place the executable file build/sambamba to somewhere in your $PATH, for example:
    cp build/sambamba /usr/local/bin


    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.

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