GenePattern puts sophisticated computational methods into the hands of the biomedical research community. A simple application interface gives a broad audience access to a growing repository of analytic tools for genomic data, while an API supports computational biologists. GenePattern is a powerful analysis workflow tool developed to support multidisciplinary genomic research programs and designed to encourage rapid integration of new techniques.
GenePattern's hardware requirements are found on almost all currently available machines:
256 MB RAM
500 MHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
Hard drive space:
Server: 252 MB
Client: 84 MB
As of December 2007, installing all GenePattern modules from the Broad repository requires approximately 1 GB of hard drive space. The SNPFileCreator module may require additional RAM depending on the chip type and number of CEL files being processed.
Supported operating systems:
GenePattern installers are available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. GenePattern should work with any operating system that has a Java 1.5 virtual machine installed. We have tested it on the following OS platforms:
Windows XP, Vista
Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Linux Ubuntu 7.10, SuSE
Users are also running GenePattern on the Red Hat, Debian, Gentoo, Mandrake and Fedora distributions of Linux.