Tool to tool communication

Communication

Gitools can interact and be interacted with through External Control of Gitools and is integrated with some web tools and platforms.

Integrative Genomics Browser (IGV)

IGV is a genomics browser which can send heatmaps to Gitools through the load command. Gitools can then send ‘locate’ commands for selected rows in the heatmaps to IGV (http://www.broadinstitute.org/igv) via the IGV logo in the Gitools toolbar. This makes it easy to spot and compare genes of interest within IGV.

GenomeSpace

GenomeSpace (http://www.genomespace.org/) is a platform to store genomics data and connects multiple bioinformatics tools, Gitools included. Via the GenomeSpace icon in the toolbar, a user is able to connect to the server and download data sets.

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