5.1. Why use Galaxy?#
These are some advantages of using Galaxy.
- Upload your data
— and perform analysis using a web interface.
- Use included tools
— or install additional ones from the Galaxy tool shed (needs a local instance).
- Use history
— functionality to keeps track of the jobs  you run. This gives you the possibility to run them again at a later time (reproducibility).
- Create workflows
— by combining multiple tools. The output of one tool can be used as input for another.
- Share your data
— with other users. This includes histories, workflows etc.,