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BioAlignments provides alignment algorithms and data structures.


BioAlignments is made available to install through BioJulia's package registry. By default, Julia's package manager only uses the "General" package registry. Your Julia configuration needs to include the BioJulia registry to be able to install the latest version of BioAlignments.

To add the BioJulia registry from the Julia REPL, press ] to enter pkg mode, then enter the following command:

registry add

After adding the registry to your configuration, you can install BioAlignments while in pkg mode with the following:

add BioAlignments

If you are interested in the cutting edge of the development, please check out the develop branch to try new features before release.


BioAlignments is tested against Julia 1.X on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

Latest build status:

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We appreciate contributions from users including reporting bugs, fixing issues, improving performance and adding new features.

Take a look at the contributing files detailed contributor and maintainer guidelines, and code of conduct.

Financial contributions

We also welcome financial contributions in full transparency on our open collective. Anyone can file an expense. If the expense makes sense for the development of the community, it will be "merged" in the ledger of our open collective by the core contributors and the person who filed the expense will be reimbursed.

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