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Racon is intended as a standalone consensus module to correct raw contigs generated by rapid assembly methods which do not include a consensus step. The goal of Racon is to generate genomic consensus which is of similar or better quality compared to the output generated by assembly methods which employ both error correction and consensus steps, while providing a speedup of several times compared to those methods. It supports data produced by both Pacific Biosciences and Oxford Nanopore Technologies.



See versions which are available:

$ module avail racon

Load one version into your environment and run it:

$ module load racon/1.5.0
$ racon

See additional usage notes here:


Notes from the sysadmin during installation:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget
$ tar xf 1.5.0.tar.gz
$ cd racon-1.5.0/
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/export/apps/racon/1.5.0 -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..
$ make -j4
$ sudo mkdir -p /export/apps/racon/1.5.0
$ sudo chown aorth /export/apps/racon/1.5.0
$ make install
$ sudo chown -R root:root /export/apps/racon/1.5.0
racon-software.txt · Last modified: 2023/06/12 13:24 by aorth