[Bioperl-l] blast program to run locally on windows

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Tue Apr 25 12:14:46 EDT 2006

Use the NCBI win32 binaries and either download your database from NCBI or
build your own custom databases using formatdb:


More up-to-date help is available here:



Instructions on how to format your own databases is here:



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Raghunath Verabelli [mailto:iamvela at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 11:08 AM
> To: Chris Fields; 'Jason Stajich'
> Cc: bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org
> Subject: blast program to run locally on windows
> Hi All,
> I am looking for a blast program ('blastp') that I can
> run locally on windows platform instead of using
> NCBI's blast over web.
> Do you know any such programs?
> I checked Washington University's blast program, but
> looks like they do not support it on windows platform:
> http://blast.wustl.edu/blast/README.html#platforms
> Any other alternatives?
> Please let me know if you are aware of any 'blastp'
> program equivalent to WU blast for Windows.
> Thanks in advance,
> Raghu
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