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MSPC can be used as command-line application, a C# library (distributed via nuget), or an R package (distributed via Bioconductor). This page documents installing MSPC as a command-line application, for installing it as a C# library, please refer to this page, or Bioconductor user guide for installing/using it in R programming language.

A prerequisite for MSPC installation is .NET 5.0 or newer. We provide two methods for MSPC installation depending on whether .NET 5.0 is installed on your machine or you can install it, or .NET 5.0 is not installed and you cannot install it, respectively Method A or Method B.

Method A: Framework Dependent

First we check if .NET 5.0 is installed (not to be confused with .NET Framework), and install it if it is not, then we install MSPC.

Install .NET 5.0

Open a command line shell (e.g., PowerShell) and run the following command:

$ dotnet --info
.NET SDK (reflecting any global.json):
Version: 5.0.102
Commit: 71365b4d42

Runtime Environment:
OS Name: Windows
OS Version: 10.0.19042
OS Platform: Windows
RID: win10-x64
Base Path: C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk\5.0.102\

If the output is not as shown above, you would need to install .NET 5.0 (or newer) following these instructions.

Install MSPC

You may install MSPC using either of the following methods:

  • Goto this page and download and extract it to a path on your computer;

  • Type the following command in your command line shell:

    $ wget -O ""
    $ unzip -d mspc

Method B: Self-Contained

Install MSPC using either of the following commands depending on your runtime:

$ wget -O ""
$ unzip -d mspc