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Internet connection?

Hi all!

I have basic question about the use of Metaphlan2 in a standalone computer with no connection to internet. The software is installed in a Mac computer but can it worked without internet? Or internet connection is required to run all the analysis?

I would appreciate the feedback on this. Thank you!
idapantoja

Hi,
the internet connection is required only for downloading the database. The analysis can be done offline.

Hi,

Perfect! Thanks so much for the answer!

Hi Fransesco,
I was trying to download clade marker database locally by the command:
$ metaphlan2.py --install
My network download speed is not less than at least 1.5MBps. But when I download this particular database, it becomes super slow (around 20kbps). Is it normal or I’m having some issues?