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README.md

BioStar Q&A Version 2.0

BioStar is a Python and Django based Q&A software. Our goal is to create a simple, generic, flexible and extensible Q&A framework.

This is the software that runs the Biostars Bioinformatics Q&A at: http://www.biostars.org

Requirements: Python 2.7

Documentation

The documentation is maintained at:

http://docs.biostars.org/

The source for the documentation can be found in the docs folder.

Quick Start

From the biostar source directory:

# Install the requirements.
pip install --upgrade -r conf/requirements/base.txt

# Load the environment variables.
source conf/defaults.env

# Initialize database, import test data, index for searching and run the server.
./biostar.sh init import index run

Visit http://locahost:8080 to see the site loaded with default settings.

Enjoy.

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