A web application to visualize and edit pathway models represented in SBGN
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Newt: A Sample Application for ChiSE

Newt is a sample application for the web based library named ChiSE developed to visualize and edit the pathway models represented by process description (PD) and activity flow (AF) languages of SBGN.


ChiSE and this sample application are distributed under GNU Lesser General Public License.

A deployment of this sample application along with detailed documentation on its usage can be found here. ChiSE and Newt work on every platform that have Javascript support including mobile devices.

Please cite the following when you use this application or underlying libraries until a Newt publication is available:

M. Sari, I. Bahceci, U. Dogrusoz, S.O. Sumer, B.A. Aksoy, O. Babur, E. Demir, "SBGNViz: a tool for visualization and complexity management of SBGN process description maps", PLoS ONE, 10(6), e0128985, 2015.

Running a Local Instance

In order to deploy and run a local instance of the tool, please follow the steps below:

  • Installation
git clone https://github.com/iVis-at-Bilkent/newt.git
cd newt
npm install 
  • Running the tool
npm run debug-build

Then, open a web browser and navigate to localhost. Please note that the default port is 80 but you can run this application in another port by setting 'port' environment variable.


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Thanks to JetBrains for an Open Source License