The straightforward way to install

Please note: from version 3.0 on, fluff only works on Python 3.6+ and Python 2.x will no longer be supported. For a Python 2 version you can install fluff 2.1.4. Keep in mind that most scientific Python software will stop supporting Python 2 in 2020: python3.

The most straightforward way to install fluff is with conda using the bioconda channel:

$ conda config --add channels defaults
$ conda config --add channels conda-forge
$ conda config --add channels bioconda

$ conda install biofluff

Or, in a seperate environment:

$ conda create -n fluff python=3 biofluff
# Before using fluff activate the environment:
$ source activate fluff

Alternative: using pip

You can use pip to install fluff, either as root user or in a virtal environment .

$ pip install biofluff

Prerequisites for installation on Mac OS X

For installation on Mac OS X you might need some additional items:

Installation from source

You can check out the development version of fluff using git:

# option 1
$ git clone
$ cd fluff

Alternatively, you can download the lastest version of fluff at:

In this case, start by unpacking the source archive

# option 2
$ tar xvzf fluff-<version>.tar.gz
$ cd fluff-<version>

Now you can build fluff with the following command:

python build

If you encounter no errors, go ahead with installing fluff:

  • root privileges required
sudo python install
  • install in user site-package
sudo python install --user