This is definitely something we're looking to implement in Galaxy. I started
working on a proof of concept a while back for boxing workflows up as tools,
but I have not had a chance to finish it yet.
What Thon suggests in terms of a simple copy/paste is interesting, and probably
a far simpler first step that I'll look into. I could imagine a configurable
set of 'component' workflows that you could click and have the steps plopped
into your existing workflow.
On Mar 6, 2012, at 10:25 AM, Ann Black wrote:
> Hello -
> I would also like the +1 this feature. I currently use the "clone"
> feature of a workflow to make a copy and modify, but if I change the
> original workflow, I think have to remember which workflows I cloned into
> and hand modify them as well. If we had the ability to re-use workflows,
> then we could develop modules that could be re-used in larger workflows.
> Thanks much for the consideration,
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>> Subject: [galaxy-dev] Using complete workflow in another workflow
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>> How far along are we about thinking about being able to re-use a complete
>> workflow as a workflow step in another workflow?
>> This would really allow us to modularize certain aspects of the analyses
>> and would allow us to re-use a workflow in another.
>> Barring that, a simple copy/paste from one workflow into another would
>> also really help...
>> Any plans in that direction?
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