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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.

Get De Novo Sequencing Done For You

The experts behind Novor software can run your sample through our mass spectrometer and through our bioinformatics workflow (including Novor) to get your sequence.

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*
-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$ ./ -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$ ./ -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
#=============== ==============
# 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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