BALL - Biochemical ALgorithm Library
To install BALL, use the CMake build system.
* Enter the toplevel directory of BALL (the one containing the
CMakeLists.txt file and the source and include folders)
* Then create a folder "build" and change into it
* Call "cmake .." (if you have a contrib directory for BALL, use
"cmake .. -DBALL_CONTRIB_PATH=path_to_your_contrib")
* Type "make"
If you want to build packages (currently mostly interesting on MacOS and
Windows), add the flag "-DBALL_ENABLE_PACKAGING=true" to the cmake command
line and run "make package" instead of a plain make.
On Windows, make sure to run the commands in a Visual Studio command shell.
For further details of the build process, please refer to our Wiki on
To build the documentation, run "make doc". Alternatively, you can refer
to the online documentation at http://www.ball-project.org/Documentation/
Please help us to improve the quality of this library by sending all the
problems you ran into, all criticism, encouragements, improvements, bug
reports, and wishes for further functionality to
If you use BALL, please cite our recent publication:
Andreas Hildebrandt, Anna Katharina Dehof, Alexander Rurainski,
Andreas Bertsch, Marcel Schumann, Nora C Toussaint, Andreas Moll,
Daniel Stockel, Stefan Nickels, Sabine C Mueller, Hans-Peter Lenhof,
"BALL - Biochemical Algorithms Library 1.3",
2010, BMC Bioinformatics, 11:531
Please have a look at our website as well: