How To Install grinder on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install grinder on Debian 10. grinder is Versatile omics shotgun and amplicon sequencing read simulator

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install grinder on Debian 10.

What is grinder

Grinder is a versatile program to create random shotgun and amplicon sequence libraries based on DNA, RNA or proteic reference sequences provided in a FASTA file. . Grinder can produce genomic, metagenomic, transcriptomic, metatranscriptomic, proteomic, metaproteomic shotgun and amplicon datasets from current sequencing technologies such as Sanger, 454, Illumina. These simulated datasets can be used to test the accuracy of bioinformatic tools under specific hypothesis, e.g. with or without sequencing errors, or with low or high community diversity. Grinder may also be used to help decide between alternative sequencing methods for a sequence-based project, e.g. should the library be paired-end or not, how many reads should be sequenced.

There are three ways to install grinder on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install grinder Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install grinder using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install grinder

Install grinder Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install grinder using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install grinder

Install grinder Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install grinder using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install grinder

How To Uninstall grinder on Debian 10

To uninstall only the grinder package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove grinder

Uninstall grinder And Its Dependencies

To uninstall grinder and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove grinder

Remove grinder Configurations and Data

To remove grinder configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge grinder

Remove grinder configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove grinder configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge grinder

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install grinder on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.