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Novor supports all major operating systems


Novor Paper Open Access

 Please cite Novor:

Ma, Bin (30 June 2015). "Novor: Real-Time Peptide de Novo Sequencing Software". Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry.

Before you can start using Novor, please make sure Java (version 7 or above) is installed on your system. If not, you can go here to download one. It is free.

To run your first Novor analysis, unzip the downloaded file to a directory of your choice, for example: ~/build/novor. Below is what the directory look like.

novor@ubuntu14:~/build/novor$ ll
total 36
drwxr-xr-x 4 novor novor 4096 May 20 10:39 ./
drwxrwxr-x 4 novor novor 4096 May 20 10:04 ../
drwxr-xr-x 2 novor novor 4096 May 18 23:21 data/
drwxr-xr-x 2 novor novor 4096 May 18 23:48 lib/
-rw-r--r-- 1 novor novor 5233 May  8 22:11 Novor Academic EULA.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 novor novor  749 May 18 23:42 novor.sh*
-rw-r--r-- 1 novor novor  687 May  8 22:11 params.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 novor novor 1358 May 18 23:34 README

We have included a sample data file, test.mgf, and a sample parameter file, params.txt, in the package so that you can run your first analysis in no time. Below is the command to run Novor.

novor@ubuntu14:~/build/novor$ ./novor.sh -p params.txt -f data/test.mgf

In just a few seconds, the analysis will be completed and the result will be saved to data/test.mgf.csv. Below is what the screen looks like after completing the analysis successfully.

novor@ubuntu14:~/build/novor$ ./novor.sh -p params.txt -f data/test.mgf
java version "1.7.0_79"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.5) (7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.79-b02, mixed mode)

#=================== N-O-V-O-R ===================
#   NOVOR: Real-time Peptide de Novo Sequencing
#               v1.1 (2015.5.31)
#             Free Academic License
#=============== www.rapidnovor.org ==============
# This free academic license can be used for educational and academic research purposes only.

[2015-05-24 00:01:50.641] De Novo on 'data/test.mgf'.
[2015-05-24 00:01:52.899] De Novo on 'data/test.mgf' finished.
[2015-05-24 00:01:52.899] ---------------------------------------
[2015-05-24 00:01:52.899] Finished 1 file, 501 spectra.
[2015-05-24 00:01:52.899]   Output result to data/test.mgf.csv
[2015-05-24 00:01:52.900]   Total time = 2.2 seconds. Input 0.2 seconds, Output 0.4 seconds, De Novo 2.2 seconds.
[2015-05-24 00:01:52.900]   Speed: 225.3 specs/second (13521/minute).

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