Stable release

To install Jade, run this command in your terminal:

$ pip install bio-jade

This is the preferred method to install Jade, as it will always install the most recent stable release.

If you don’t have pip installed, this Python installation guide can guide you through the process.

From sources

The sources for Jade can be downloaded from the Github repo.

You can either clone the public repository:

$ git clone git://

Or download the tarball:

$ curl  -OL

Once you have a copy of the source, you can install it with:

$ pip install -e .

This will symlink your cloned code instead of copying it - very useful for development.

Don’t forget to source your bashrc/bash_profile or whatever other shell profile you have.


All scripts and applications in jade/apps will be installed in your bin directory and available for use.