Analysis tools are integrated to Chipster using a simple tool description notation. It is easy to integrate new analysis tools to Chipster. One simply writes a short description for the tool's inputs, outputs and parameters as shown here. When the description and the tool code are placed to a specific directory in the computing service, the tool and its parameter panel become automatically visible to the users in the Chipster client program. This example shows the automatically generated parameter panel (top) and the description and tool code (below) for the R/Bioconductor based tool "Pathway analysis for miRNA targets". In the case of a command line tool, instead of copying the tool code, one just adds a reference to the tool binary in the Chipster configuration file.
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