GNU Guix and Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics needs GNU Guix because:
Software gets installed and deployed often
There are many dependencies between software packages
Often multiple versions of software are run at the same time
Reproducible installs is a requirement in Science
Sane 1-click installs are the future
See the README for more on installing and hacking GNU Guix.
Special or non-free packages
GNU Guix only accepts packages that have an FSF approved license. For Bioinformatics we also have non-free packages and packages that need special configuration settings and live in separate repositories, e.g.
Use the GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH to include one or more of these package lists.