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HELIO Taverna Installation Guide


Download the Taverna Current Release from here and install. Start Taverna.

Warning, important Note to Linux and Mac users: You will need GraphViz installed, instructions will be given when downloading Taverna. The GraphViz Download site can be found here.

Your computer may already have it installed, you may wish to check before installing. Locations usually seem to be: '/usr/local/bin/dot' or '/opt/local/bin/dot'

Prior knowledge seems to sugggest simply using yum, Darwinports (port) can install graphviz. Once Graphviz is installed then go to Taverna->Preferences and click on the 'Workbench' to fill in the location of 'dot' (GraphViz).

See screenshot below of a an example: Taverna Preferences for GraphViz


Taverna should now be installed on your system, steps below will install the Helio plugin for your Taverna Workbench. In the Menu go to Advanded->Updates and Plugins.

Warning, important Note to all users: If this is your first install of Taverna you should probably update any plugins that are labelled '(required)' and do a restart of Taverna.

  • Click on 'Find New Plugins'
  • Click 'Add Plugin Site'
  • You are now given a dialog box to place the location of the HELIO plugin.
  • You will now see the Helio Plugin to Install. Click the checkbox and hit Install button.
    • Taverna should now download and install the plugin. See screen shot for picture of install.

Screen Shot of adding Helio Plugin


  • Restart Taverna to see Helio available.
  • Helio should now show up as 'Available Services'. See Image below of what Taverna should look like after installing the plugin. If you do not see 'Helio' as an Available Service please contact kmb@mssl.ucl.ac.uk


I would suspect a monthly check would be sufficient to view any upgrades. Emails should be sent out to the mailing list for updates.
  • Go to Advanded->Updates and Plugins.
  • Click 'Find Updates' button.
  • It will automatically detect an new version of Plugins allowing you to click on the Plugin and select 'Update' button.

Users Guide

Find helpful information with the User's Guide located here: HelioTavernaUserGuide

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