"Dataflow variables are spectacularly expressive in concurrent programming"
Henri E. Bal , Jennifer G. Steiner , Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Nextflow is a workflow system for creating scalable, portable, and reproducible workflows. It is based on the dataflow programming model, which greatly simplifies the writing of parallel and distributed pipelines, allowing you to focus on the flow of data and computation. Nextflow can deploy workflows on a variety of execution platforms, including your local machine, HPC schedulers, AWS Batch, Azure Batch, Google Cloud Batch, and Kubernetes. Additionally, it supports many ways to manage your software dependencies, including Conda, Spack, Docker, Podman, Singularity, and more.
Install Nextflow with a single command:
curl -fsSL https://get.nextflow.io | bash
It creates the
nextflow executable file in the current directory. You can then move it to a directory in your
$PATH to run it from anywhere.
Nextflow can also be installed from Bioconda:
conda install -c bioconda nextflow
The nf-core project is a community effort aggregating high quality Nextflow workflows which can be used by everyone.
Contributions are more than welcome. See the CONTRIBUTING file for details.
Nextflow is released under the Apache 2.0 license. Nextflow is a registered trademark.
If you use Nextflow in your work, please cite:
P. Di Tommaso, et al. Nextflow enables reproducible computational workflows. Nature Biotechnology 35, 316–319 (2017) doi:10.1038/nbt.3820
YourKit is kindly supporting Nextflow with its fully-featured Java Profiler.