Racon 2016

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Consensus module for raw de novo DNA assembly of long uncorrected reads.
Racon is intended as a standalone consensus module to correct raw contigs generated by rapid assembly methods which do not include a consensus step. The goal of Racon is to generate genomic consensus which is of similar or better quality compared to the output generated by assembly methods which employ both error correction and consensus steps, while providing a speedup of several times compared to those methods. It supports data produced by both Pacific Biosciences and Oxford Nanopore Technologies. ¹

Installed version(s)

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


Using Racon

If you want to find out more about Racon on the HPC cluster, you can use the command

module spider Racon

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

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

module load hpc-env 6.4
module load Racon

Always remember: this command is case sensitive!

To get an overview on how to use the program, you can use the help function after loading the module:

racon --help


A short documentation can be found on the project page.