GenePattern provides access to a broad array of computational methods used to analyze genomic data. Its extendable architecture makes it easy for computational biologists to add analysis and visualization modules. This ensures that GenePattern users have access to a continuously growing repository of new computational methods.
If you are new to GenePattern, begin with the basics:
Concepts provides a brief overview of GenePattern, introducing you to its fundamental principles and primary components. All other GenePattern documentation assumes that you are familiar with the basic information provided by Concepts.
Quick Start provides a 10-minute tutorial on how to run an analysis and review results. Many users find that this is all they need to begin using GenePattern.
Using a GenePattern Server
To use GenePattern, you open a web browser and enter a URL. The URL that you enter is the address of a GenePattern server. For example:
GenePattern local server. You can download and install the GenePattern software,start your own GenePattern server and then use this URL to connect to your own GenePattern local server. For more information, see Starting Your Own GenePattern Server.
The URL for a networked server, for example: http://mycompany.com:8080/gp/
GenePattern networked server. A GenePattern administrator at your company or another institution, can install a GenePattern server and make it available for your use. You can then use the URL of the networked GenePattern server to connect to that server.
For example, to use the GenePattern public server:
Open a web browser, such as Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.
To exit from GenePattern, click Sign Out in the top right corner of the title bar.
The GenePattern web site provides an overview of GenePattern and its analysis modules, as well as links to the GenePattern software and documentation. Click Documentation/Tutorials for a list of GenePattern tutorials and documentation, including:
Concepts. A brief overview of GenePattern, introducing you to its fundamental principles and primary components.
Quick Start (10 minutes). A quick hands-on introduction to GenePattern and the GenePattern public server.