Installing QIIME 2¶
QIIME 2 can be installed natively or using virtual machines. The following pages describe how to install the QIIME 2 Core 2021.2 distribution in either scenario.
- Natively installing QIIME 2
- Installing QIIME 2 using Virtual Machines
The native conda installation is generally the recommended method of installation, but this isn’t always available or a straight-forward option for all cases. In general we recommend the following:
QIIME 2 Core 2021.2 distribution¶
The QIIME 2 Core 2021.2 distribution includes the QIIME 2 framework,
q2cli (a QIIME 2 command-line interface) and the following plugins:
The QIIME 2 Core 2021.2 distribution includes plugins and interfaces that are developed, maintained, tested, and distributed by the QIIME 2 development team. The Core distribution is necessary to run the commands in the QIIME 2 tutorials. If there are additional QIIME 2 plugins or interfaces you would like to install, please consult the relevant package(s) documentation. Other types of distributions may be made available in the future in addition to Core.