The BASTA Page

This software contains an implementation of a Bayesian model-based method for unsupervised classification of tissue samples based on DNA copy number amplifications.

Manual for installation and usage of BASTA is available here). Example files mentioned in the manual are downloadable here.

Download the BASTA software package for Windows XP.

Download the BASTA software package for Mac OS X (PowerPC). Download and usethis script file) in X11 terminal to start the software, see point 6. in the BAPS installation instructions here (i.e. replace the BAPS script file name with the BRAT script file name in the commands).

Download the BASTA software package for Mac OS X (Intel Mac).. Download and use this script file in X11 terminal to start the software, see point 6. in the BAPS installation instructionshere (i.e. replace the BAPS script file name with the BRAT script file name in the commands).

The software code was written by Pekka Marttinen, and the Bayesian model has been developed jointly by Pekka Marttinen and Jukka Corander. Details of the method are given in the paper:

Marttinen, Pekka, Myllykangas, Samuel and Corander, Jukka (2009) Bayesian clustering and feature selection for tissue samples using DNA copy number amplifications. BMC Bioinformatics, accepted for publication.