Web app for visualizing pathogen evolution

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Auspice is an open-source interactive web app for visualising phylogenomic data. It is the app that powers all the visualisation on nextstrain.org, which aims to provide a continually-updated view of publicly available pathogen genome data. Auspice was designed to aid epidemiological understanding and improve outbreak response, but is able to visualise a diverse range of datasets.

Please see nextstrain.github.io/auspice for further details.


npm install -g auspice

See here for more details.

Running Auspice

auspice view starts the server, which makes local datasets available in a browser at localhost:4000/local.

By default, the datasets are sourced from the current working directory (or an auspice subfolder if it exists). Please run auspice view -h to see how to change this directory, as well as the directory where narratives are sourced from.

License and copyright

Copyright 2014-2019 Trevor Bedford and Richard Neher.

Source code to Nextstrain is made available under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL). Nextstrain is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.