5.1. Why use Galaxy?#

These are some advantages of using Galaxy.

You can:

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 [1] 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.,