Biology 720

Mondays 6-8pm GS 101 2018

This class will provide students with a brief introduction to UNIX and to the R statistical environment. Each week problem sets will be given to provide students with necessary practice on the class material. The problems will be related to common bioinformatics tasks where appropriate.

We recommend, but do not require, students buy “Bioinformatics Data Skills" by Vince Buffalo, Sinauer Publ.

We require that those with a Windows laptop install the mobaxterm software before coming to class (apple users can ignore this). If there are problems doing this, bring your laptop to LSB 522 well before class.

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Contact Dr. Brian Golding (Golding@McMaster.CA, LSB 533) for more information.

Week 1: Some commands
Week 1: Some Answers to Exercises
Week 2: Redirection, nano, head, tail
Week 2: Some Answers to Exercises
Week 3: Some utilities
Week 3: Some regex
Week 3: Some Answers to Exercises
Week 4: Some shell stuff
Week 4: Some Answers to Exercises
Week 5: Some practical utilities