WAVES: a Web Application for Versatile Enhanced bioinformatic Services.

Research paper by Marc M Chakiachvili, Sylvain S Milanesi, Anne-Muriel AM Arigon Chifolleau, Vincent V Lefort

Indexed on: 28 Jul '18Published on: 28 Jul '18Published in: Bioinformatics (Oxford, England)


WAVES is a web application dedicated to bioinformatic tool integration. It provides an efficient way to implement a service for any bioinformatic software. Such services are automatically made available in three ways: web pages, web forms to include in remote websites, and a RESTful web services API to access remotely from applications. In order to fulfill the service's computational needs, WAVES can perform computation on various resources and environments, such as Galaxy instances. WAVES was developed with Django, a Python-based web framework. It was designed as a reusable web application. It is fully portable, as only a Python installation is required to run Django. It is licensed under GNU General Public License. Source code, documentation with examples and demo are available from http://www.atgc-montpellier.fr/waves/. Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.