QIIME™ 2 (canonically pronounced chime to) stands for
Quantitative Insights Into Microbial Ecology.
This site is the official source of information on QIIME™ 2,
including installation instructions, tutorials, and other
documentation. Visit http://qiime.org
for information on QIIME™ 1.
QIIME 2 is in its alpha release phase. Since it
is alpha software, it is not necessarily stable or complete. Commands,
functionality, interfaces, and documentation will change as the
software reaches beta status. QIIME 1 is still the recommended
platform for microbiome analyses as it is relatively stable,
feature-complete, and supports high-performance computing
environments. QIIME 1 will continue to be supported through the end of
2017 to allow QIIME 2 to stabilize and users to transition to using
this new software. Please give QIIME 2 a try and let us know how it
can be improved by creating an issue on our issue tracker