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The {{{repoName}}} repository is available both via release downloads and via github.

On github, https://github.com/statgen/{{{repoName}}}, you can both browse and download the latest version of the repository as well as explore the history of changes.

You can access the latest version with or without git.

The releases may be available both with and without libStatGen included.

If you do not use the release version that already contains libStatGen, you need to download the library: libStatGen.

If you try to compile {{{repoName}}} and it cannot find libStatGen, it will fail and provide instructions of what to do next:

  • if libStatGen is in a different location then expected
    • follow the directions to set the path to libStatGen
  • if libStatGen is not downloaded and you have git
    • make libStatGen will download via git and build libStatGen
  • if libStatGen is not downloaded and you don't have git

Using Git To Track the Current Development Version

Clone (get your own copy)

You can create your own git clone (copy) using:

git clone https://github.com/statgen/{{{repoName}}}.git


git clone git://github.com/statgen/{{{repoName}}}.git

Either of these commands create a directory called {{{repoName}}} in the current directory.

Then just cd {{{repoName}}} and compile.

Get the latest Updates (update your copy)

To update your copy to the latest version (a major advantage of using git):

  1. cd pathToYourCopy/{{{repoName}}}
  2. make clean
  3. git pull
  4. make all

Git Refresher

If you decide to use git, but need a refresher, see How To Use Git or Notes on how to use git (if you have access)

Downloading From GitHub Without Git

Periodically download the latest copy from github from the "Downloads" link on the webpage: https://github.com/statgen/bamUtil/archives/master.

The downloaded tar file is named "statgen-{{{repoName}}}-someHexNumber.tar.gz". The directory created when it is untared shares the same base name. I recommend that you do not change the name of the directory. If you want one called {{{repoName}}}, create a link to this directory. The hex number in the directory name identifies the version of the repository that you downloaded and is necessary to easily troubleshoot any issues you encounter. If you must rename the directory, be sure to record the hex number that was on the download for future reference.


After obtaining the {{{repoName}}} repository (either by download or from github), compile the code using:

make all  

Object (.o) files are compiled into the obj directory with a subdirectory debug and profile for the debugging and profiling objects.

This creates the executable(s) in the {{{repoName}}}/bin/ directory, the debug executable(s) in the {{{repoName}}}/bin/debug/ directory, and the profiling executable(s) in the {{{repoName}}}/bin/profile/ directory.

make install installs the opt binary if you have permission.

make test compiles for opt, debug, and profile and runs the tests (found in the test subdirectory).

To see all make options, type make help.