How to install tabix

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  • WashU EpiGenome Browser used a lot bed/bedGraph like tracks, these files are all compressed and index by tabix

install in Ubuntu through apt-get

apt-get install tabix 

install tabix from source code

tar jxvf tabix-0.2.6.tar.bz2
  • go the folder, type make
cd tabix-0.2.6
  • copy the binary bgzip and tabix to your path
cp bgzip tabix ~/bin/
sudo cp bgzip tabix /usr/local/bin/  # need root access