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Ten recommendations for creating usable bioinformatics command line software

http://www.gigasciencejournal.com/content/2/1/15?utm_content=buffer25ee0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Bioinformatics software varies greatly in quality. In terms of usability, the command line interface is the first experience a user will have of a tool. Unfortunately, this is often also the last time a tool will be used. Here I present ten recommendations for command line software author’s tools to follow, which I believe would greatly improve the uptake and usability of their products, waste less user’s time, and improve the quality of scientific analyses.