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Moelder/etal/2021a: Sustainable data analysis with Snakemake

Bibtype Article
Bibkey Moelder/etal/2021a
Author Mölder, Felix and Jablonski, Kim Philipp and Letcher, Brice and Hall, Michael B. and Tomkins-Tinch, Christopher H. and Sochat, Vanessa and Forster, Jan and Lee, Soohyun and Twardziok, Sven O. and Kanitz, Alexander and Wilm, Andreas and Holtgrewe, Manuel and Rahmann, Sven and Nahnsen, Sven and Köster, Johannes
Title Sustainable data analysis with {Snakemake}
Journal F1000Research
Volume 10
Pages 33
Abstract Data analysis often entails a multitude of heterogeneous steps, from the application of various command line tools to the usage of scripting languages like R or Python for the generation of plots and tables. It is widely recognized that data analyses should ideally be conducted in a reproducible way. Reproducibility enables technical validation and regeneration of results on the original or even new data. However, reproducibility alone is by no means sufficient to deliver an analysis that is of lasting impact (i.e., sustainable) for the field, or even just one research group. We postulate that it is equally important to ensure adaptability and transparency. The former describes the ability to modify the analysis to answer extended or slightly different research questions. The latter describes the ability to understand the analysis in order to judge whether it is not only technically, but methodologically valid. Here, we analyze the properties needed for a data analysis to become reproducible, adaptable, and transparent. We show how the popular workflow management system Snakemake can be used to guarantee this, and how it enables an ergonomic, combined, unified representation of all steps involved in data analysis, ranging from raw data processing, to quality control and fine-grained, interactive exploration and plotting of final results.
Month 01
Year 2021
Projekt SFB876-C1
Url https://f1000research.com/articles/10-33/v1
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