Getting started

Follow the instructions below to get set up with julia and BioJulia packages. If you get stuck or need help, come and ask the community.

Install Julia

Get Julia Julia documentation

Install the BioJulia registry

Julia by default only watches the “General” package registry, so before you start, you should add the BioJulia package registry.

Start a julia terminal, hit the ] key to enter pkg mode (you should see the prompt change from julia> to pkg>), then enter the following command:

registry add https://github.com/BioJulia/BioJuliaRegistry.git

Then hit enter.

After you’ve added the registry, you can install BioJulia packages from the julia REPL. Press ] to enter pkg mode again, and enter the following:

add pkname

Where pkgname is the name of the package you want to install.