5.2. Running Galaxy on your computer#

To run a local instance of Galaxy on your computer, you will need to:

  1. Check if your computer meets all requirements

  2. Get the latest release of Galaxy

  3. Create a Python virtual environment

  4. Start Galaxy

At this stage, you will be able to open Galaxy’s web interface in a browser and start using the tools included.


To make use of all the features that Galaxy offers like installing additional tools, you will also need to do the following:

  1. Register a user account

  2. Grant administrator privileges for user