The RDP Classifier was updated to version 2.13 and released 30 July 2020 on SourceForge (https://sourceforge.net/projects/rdp-classifier/). The update is based on bacterial and archaeal training set No.18 with over 800 new genera and significant rearrangements of several phyla and genera based on the latest genome analyses. For detailed explanations of these revisions, please see the release notes.
As in earlier editions, databases are also included for classification of fungal ITS sequences by UNITE and Warcup taxonomies and for classification of fungal 28S rRNA gene sequences.
The web version of the classifier has been updated to use training set No. 18. The taxonomy browser has also been updated to comply with the new training set.
Installing as a stand-alone application
Written in Java, the RDP Classifier may be installed and run in Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Unix and Solaris environments.
- Test if the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is already installed by opening a terminal and entering:
- If necessary, install JRE downloaded from here. While Oracle now charges for the development version of Java (JDK), JRE is still free.
Download RDP Classifier version 2.13 from here and extract the compressed file.
classifier.jar file will be in sub-directory
Installing as part of RDPTools
The only way to update the classifier in RDPTools is to remove and re-install RDPTools following the instructions here. Updating RDPTools will not work because the new databases are not part of the code but are downloaded during RDPTools installation.
Updating the QIIME2 version of the RDP Classifier
Reference sequences and corresponding taxonomy file for re-training the RDP Classifier included in QIIME2 can be downloaded by clicking here. See this page for how to re-train the classifier.