Install Miniconda with Python 3. If you already have Miniconda installed with Python 2, download the latest Python 3 version and follow conda’s installation instructions. If you already have an older Miniconda version installed with Python 3, you may need to update your installation prior to installing Nextstrain’s tools with:
conda activate base conda update conda
Create a conda environment to install augur into and activate that environment.
conda create -n nextstrain conda activate nextstrain
Install augur and its dependencies into your environment.
conda install -c conda-forge -c bioconda augur
For a much faster installation process, use mamba as a drop-in replacement for conda.
conda install -c conda-forge mamba mamba install -c conda-forge -c bioconda augur
Using pip from PyPi
Augur is written in Python 3 and requires at least Python 3.7.
It’s published on PyPi as nextstrain-augur, so you can install it with
pip like so:
python3 -m pip install nextstrain-augur
Augur uses some common external bioinformatics programs which you’ll need to install to have a fully functioning toolkit:
Nextstrain workflows and some tutorials require Snakemake
augur alignrequires mafft
augur treerequires at least one of:
Bacterial data (or any VCF usage) requires vcftools
On macOS, you can install most of these external programs using Homebrew with:
brew tap brewsci/bio brew install mafft iqtree raxml fasttree vcftools
On Debian/Ubuntu, you can install them via:
sudo apt install mafft iqtree raxml fasttree vcftools
Other Linux distributions will likely have the same packages available, although the names may differ slightly. Follow Snakemake’s installation instructions for your operating system.
Install from source
git clone https://github.com/nextstrain/augur.git python3 -m pip install .
This install depends on a fairly minimal set of external Python libraries.
If you wish to also install the development dependencies, and install augur in an “editable” mode whereby changes to the source code are reflected in your version of
augur then run:
python3 -m pip install -e '.[dev]'
See above for how to install the external bioinformatics programs which you’ll need to have a fully functioning toolkit.
Testing if it worked
If installation worked, you should be able to run
augur --help and see
augur’s primary help output.