Installing sourmash

This tutorial should run without modification on Linux or Mac OS X, under Miniforge.

You’ll need about 5 GB of free disk space.

Install miniforge

If you don’t have the mamba command installed, you’ll need to install miniforge.

On Linux, this should work:

curl -L -O "$(uname)-$(uname -m).sh"
bash Miniforge3-$(uname)-$(uname -m).sh -b

~/miniforge3/bin/mamba init

echo 'source ~/.bashrc' > ~/.bash_profile
source ~/.bash_profile

otherwise, follow the instructions here.

Install sourmash

To install sourmash, create a new environment named smash and install sourmash:

mamba create -y -n smash sourmash-minimal

and then activate:

conda activate smash

You should now be able to use the sourmash command:

sourmash info