Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 60 minutes

Don’t stop now! The next scenario will only take about 10 minutes to complete.

Snakemake introduction

Step 1 of 8

Step 1

First, create an empty workflow in the current directory with:

touch Snakefile

Once a Snakefile is present, you can perform a dry run of Snakemake with:

snakemake -n

Since the Snakefile is empty, it will report that nothing has to be done. In the next steps, we will gradually fill the Snakefile with an example analysis workflow.