MultiQC 2016

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MultiQC is a reporting tool that parses summary statistics from results and log files generated by other bioinformatics tools. MultiQC doesn't run other tools for you - it's designed to be placed at the end of analysis pipelines or to be run manually when you've finished running your tools.

When you launch MultiQC, it recursively searches through any provided file paths and finds files that it recognises. It parses relevant information from these and generates a single stand-alone HTML report file. It also saves a directory of data files with all parsed data for further downstream use. ¹

Installed version

This version is installed and currently available on environment hpc-env/6.4:


Using MultiQC

If you want to find out more about MultiQC on the HPC Cluster, you can use the command

module spider MultiQC

This will show you basic informations e.g. a short description and the currently installed versions.

To load the desired version of the module, use the command, e.g.

module load hpc-env 6.4
module load MultiQC

Always remember: this command is case sensitive!

If you want to know more about the available executables of MultiQC, you can take a look into the bin directcory:


Here you will see five programs (chardetect, futurize, markdown_py, multiqc, pasteurize), which all have a help function, e.g.:

multiqc --help


The MultiQC website can be found here. The full documentation can be found here.