FASTR is a framework that helps creating workflows of different tools. The workflows created in FASTR are automatically enhanced with flexible data input/output, execution options (local, cluster, etc) and solid provenance.

We chose to create tools by creating wrappers around executables and connecting everything with Python.

Fastr is open-source (licensed under the Apache 2.0 license) and hosted on bitbucket at

For support, go to

To get yourself a copy:

hg clone

or if you have a ssh key pair:

hg clone ssh://

The official documentation can be found at

The Fastr workflow system is presented in the following article:

FASTR User reference

FASTR REST API reference

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