recipe searchgui

User-friendly graphical tool for using proteomics identification search engines



APACHE / Apache-2.0




biotools: searchgui, usegalaxy-eu: search_gui, doi: 10.1002/pmic.201000595

SearchGUI is a user-friendly open-source graphical user interface for configuring and running proteomics identification search engines, currently supporting X!Tandem, MS-GF+, MetaMorpheus, MS Amanda, MyriMatch, Comet, Tide, Andromeda and OMSSA.

package searchgui

(downloads) docker_searchgui



depends blast:


depends fontconfig:

depends fonts-conda-ecosystem:

depends metamorpheus:


depends mono:


depends openjdk:


depends python:

depends xtandem:



You need a conda-compatible package manager (currently either micromamba, mamba, or conda) and the Bioconda channel already activated (see set-up-channels).

While any of above package managers is fine, it is currently recommended to use either micromamba or mamba (see here for installation instructions). We will show all commands using mamba below, but the arguments are the same for the two others.

Given that you already have a conda environment in which you want to have this package, install with:

   mamba install searchgui

and update with::

   mamba update searchgui

To create a new environment, run:

mamba create --name myenvname searchgui

with myenvname being a reasonable name for the environment (see e.g. the mamba docs for details and further options).

Alternatively, use the docker container:

   docker pull<tag>

(see `searchgui/tags`_ for valid values for ``<tag>``)


SearchGUI is Java program that comes with a custom wrapper shell script. This shell wrapper is called "opsin" and is on $PATH by default. By default "-Xms512m -Xmx4g" is set in the wrapper. If you want to overwrite it you can specify these values directly after your binaries. If you have _JAVA_OPTIONS set globally this will take precedence. For example run it with "searchgui -Xms512m -Xmx8g"

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