MEME suite is used to discover novel motifs in unaligned nucleotide and protein sequences [1,2]. In this article, we will learn how to install MEME on Ubuntu.
Let’s update and upgrade the system first.
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Change to a directory where you want to download the software. Let’s say Downloads. Open a terminal and type the following commands:
$ cd Downloads/
$ wget http://meme-suite.org/meme-software/5.1.1/meme-5.1.1.tar.gz
Now extract the package, you will see a new directory called ‘meme-5.1.1‘ in Downloads. Change to this directory and then install by typing the following commands:
$ tar xvzf meme-5.1.1.tar.gz
$ cd meme-5.1.1/
$ make test
$ sudo make install
If you don’t see any error, then you have successfully installed the MEME suite on your Ubuntu.
- Bailey, T. L., Johnson, J., Grant, C. E., & Noble, W. S. (2015). The MEME suite. Nucleic acids research, 43(W1), W39-W49.
- Bailey, T. L., Boden, M., Buske, F. A., Frith, M., Grant, C. E., Clementi, L., … & Noble, W. S. (2009). MEME SUITE: tools for motif discovery and searching. Nucleic acids research, 37(suppl_2), W202-W208.