An Alternative Approach to Multiple Genome Comparison.

Please cite THIS paper if you use QODs


After installation, it is recommended to read the documentation provided with these softwares (I suggest to jump directly to chapter 3, then chapter 5 for install, configure and test the graphical user interface).

Installation from the source code

You should read the "INSTALL" file provided with the source package for a full description of the installation procedure and run ./configure --help to see the different building configuration options.
However, QODs is programmed using standard GNU conventions (using the Autotools). Thus, you should only have to run the traditionnal "./configure && make && make install" command line sequence to build the qod and qodgui binaries from sources.

Installation from the deb linux package

You just need to install the package using a dedicated program on your distribution or by typing dpkg -i package-name. This will install both qod and qodgui programs as well as the full documentation (located in /usr/local/share/qod/ directory) and a sample to train yourself with these programs.

Installation from the MacOS package

You just need to mount the virtual disk (and eventually to copy it somewhere on your hard drive -- as you are used to do with your favorite applications).

Installation from the Windows package

You just need to unpack the zip archive somewhere on your hard drive (e.g., in folder C:\Program Files\QOD\) and launch the qodgui.exe binary (it may be a good idea to create a shortcut on your desktop).

Using QODs in your code

After the "make" command, you can observe that several static libraries have been built. You can use them in your programs (or pipelines) with respect to the GPL-compliant CeCILL license.


Please, feel free to contact us at qod-project@lirmm.fr if either you detect some bug or simply you enjoy using QODs.