This is a little public placeholder dedicated to discussion about the status of NINJA-OPS plugin development. NINJA-OPS is a fast, accurate pipeline for closed-ref OTU picking. It is compatible with numerous databases (Greengenes, SILVA, UNITE, and more to be added upon request/user contribution).
A rough initial version of the plugin was created for an early development version of QIIME2. Currently, some work needs to be done to get it talking to QIIME with the newest specs. We’re also pursuing different options for databse distribution. We also plan to integrate it into an Open-ref pipeline as the closed-ref step, but it’s very much in the air as of yet how it we will have it leverage other modules across other plugins, or make our own open-reference framework specifically for NINJA-OPS.
Comments/suggestions are welcome!