geWorkbench 2.6.0 released

We are pleased to announce that geWorkbench has been updated to version 2.6.  In this updated version geWorkbench integration with GenomeSpace has been improved.  Also it can now support larger datasets,  has improved its use of  BLAST and  R,  and has added the Classification and Regression Tree (CART) analysis from GenePattern. Full details are available in the geWorkbench release notes.

Note that since geWorkbench is a desktop application, launching it from GenomeSpace takes a few steps.  Clicking launch in GenomeSpace will typically download a file to your computer (launchHelper.jnlp) which you need to save and then open manually to launch the application.  This is common to all desktop applications due to browser security restrictions.  Full details of the requirements for launching geWorkbench can be found on the geWorkbench wiki. There is also a useful post for adding Java runtime special exceptions to make launching geWorkbench easier.