QIIME 2

The home page for QIIME is here: https://qiime2.org

To find the documentation that describes how to install QIIME 2 go to the QIIME 2 homepage then from the menu at the top click on “Docs”.
From that page click on the link “Natively installing QIIME 2”.

This explains that you need to first install Miniconda (this is a small Python distribution) and then under that python distribution install Qiime.

Note: QIIME 1 at http://qiime.org stopped further development or support from the end of 2017. You need to use QIIME 2.

Install Miniconda

See our Python Miniconda install page, then return to here.

Now we are set to install Qiime 2.

Install QIIME 2

Check what is the latest QIIME2. These instructions use a QIIME2 2017 version.

Continue to follow the install notes. Those notes suggest to call your QIIME 2 environment “qiime2-2017.10” based on the QIIME 2 release date. This is a good idea, though you can name it anything you like.

$ conda create -n qiime2-2017.10 --file https://data.qiime2.org/distro/core/qiime2-2017.10-conda-linux-64.txt

qiime2-2017.10 100% |################################| Time: 0:00:00   4.22 MB/s
bioconductor-b 100% |################################| Time: 0:00:08   1.61 MB/s
bioconductor-d 100% |################################| Time: 0:00:01   1.00 MB/s
bioconductor-g 100% |#######
.......
.......
zeromq-4.2.1-1 100% |################################| Time: 0:00:01 455.93 kB/s
zlib-1.2.8-3.t 100% |################################| Time: 0:00:00 215.16 kB/s
$ 

The install has now finished. We can “source” the new QIIME 2 environment to enable it like this:

$ source activate qiime2-2017.10
(qiime2-2017.10) ermdc13 /shared/homes/mlake/$ 

Run Qiime’s help command to check it works:

$ qiime --help

We can also deactivate this environment.

$ source deactivate
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