Dear Nanopore Community,
We’re pleased to bring user experience updates to our EPI2ME desktop application (v5.1.0). For our Microsoft Windows users we have overhauled and simplified the installation process and we are now providing an EPI2ME WSL distribution. To improve feedback while your analysis is running, the application now reports progress bars for our workflows (Figure 1).
Other improvements include:
The EPI2ME software release is available from the downloads page
As a reminder we are currently soliciting early access users for the new cloud analysis functionality in the EPI2ME desktop application that will launch in 2024. You can register your interest here.
We also have several workflow updates to which we would like to draw your attention. Highlights include wf-metagenomics (v2.4.1) which now provides antimicrobial gene identification, the option to use the SILVA.138 database to classify reads, memory management to solve issues with the PlusPF8 database, and finally, striking sunburst plots to display your data (Figure 2). wf-somatic-variation (v.0.3.0) now includes modified-base basecalling with information on differentially modified loci.
Other workflow updates include:
--amr_db to choose among different databases). The workflow now supports memory-mapping large database files so these can be used on devices where the database size exceeds the available system memory. The well-known SILVA database is also available as an alternative database in both pipelines. Further, sunburst plots to explore taxonomic assignments have also been included in the report for the first time.
We look forward to any feedback and welcome recommendations for workflows and EPI2ME features that could be included in future releases. See you in Singapore!