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All previous releases of VariAnt can be found at the following link. <.exe> files are for Windows. <.zip> files are for Macintosh OS X. <.tar.gz> files are for Linux.

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Under development
  • Add controls to detect varying degrees of spelling variation.
Plans for 2015
and beyond
  • Your suggestions come here...

Citing/Referencing VariAnt

Use the following method to cite/reference VariAnt according to the APA style guide:

Anthony, L. (YEAR OF RELEASE). VariAnt (Version VERSION NUMBER) [Computer Software]. Tokyo, Japan: Waseda University. Available from

For example if you download VariAnt 1.0.0, which was released in 2014, you would cite/reference it as follows:

Anthony, L. (2014). VariAnt (Version 1.0.0) [Computer Software]. Tokyo, Japan: Waseda University. Available from

Note that the APA instructions are not entirely clear about citing software, and it is debatable whether or not the "Available from ..." statement is needed. See here for more details.