- SD card image and documentation, 4273pi.tar.gz (5.4 GB as-is, 30 GB uncompressed,
- List of hardware that works with 4273π
- Known problems in 4273π
For convenience, the following components of 4273π are also available separately:
4273π is a freely available, customised distribution of Raspbian GNU/Linux for the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer. 4273π is for those wishing to teach, learn or use bioinformatics on the Raspberry Pi. 4273π includes 4273π Bioinformatics for Biologists, an Open Access bioinformatics course.
4273π is distributed as a large compressed file, including an SD card image for the Raspberry Pi. To run, this requires a Raspberry Pi, a 32 GB SD card, and other typical peripherals.
The current version is 4273π version 1.1, released on 16 September 2013.
If mentioning 4273π in publications, please cite it as follows:
Barker, D., Ferrier, D.E.K., Holland, P.W., Mitchell, J.B.O., Plaisier, H., Ritchie, M.G. and Smart, S.D. (2013) 4273π : bioinformatics education on low cost ARM hardware. BMC Bioinformatics, 14, 243.
Please send questions and bug reports to: