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The `Rhisat2` R package provides an R interface to the [`hisat2`](https://ccb.jhu.edu/software/hisat2/index.shtml) spliced short-read aligner by [Kim et al. (2015)](https://www.nature.com/articles/nmeth.3317). The package contains wrapper functions to create a genome index and to perform the read alignment to the generated index.
### Source code
#### Rhisat2 v1.13.1 and newer
In Rhisat2 v1.13.1 and onwards, hisat2 was updated to v2.2.1, which was obtained from [https://github.com/DaehwanKimLab/hisat2/releases](https://github.com/DaehwanKimLab/hisat2/releases) on July 27, 2022.
Furthermore, Rhisat2 now includes parts of the SIMD Everywhere header library (https://github.com/simd-everywhere/simde) to support compilation on arm64, based on the implementation by Michael R. Crusoe <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the hisat2 (2.2.1-3) debian package (simde patch in http://deb.debian.org/debian/pool/main/h/hisat2/hisat2_2.2.1-3.debian.tar.xz, also forwarded in https://github.com/DaehwanKimLab/hisat2/pull/251).
#### Rhisat2 versions up to v1.13.0
The source code for hisat2 v2.1.0 was obtained from [https://ccb.jhu.edu/software/hisat2/index.shtml](https://ccb.jhu.edu/software/hisat2/index.shtml) on October 17, 2018.
Based on the discussion at [https://github.com/BenLangmead/bowtie2/issues/81](https://github.com/BenLangmead/bowtie2/issues/81), the following small modification was made to allow compilation:
In the file `src/aligner_result.cpp`, line 1267
flag > 0
was replaced by
flag != '\0'