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Linux/Unix is the primary platform for computational science. The goal of this course is to train scientists in its use, with particular emphasis on the needs of bioinformatics users. The course covers basic Linux commands and utilities, running and managing computational jobs, and handling and manipulating large biological datasets.
By the end of the course students will
Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:50 am in Biology 134.
Graduate standing and interest in using Linux/UNIX in your research work. We will focus on using Linux/UNIX in supporting the needs of running computational work in the life sciences.
BEFORE the first day of class, ensure you have purchased, uploaded, or installed all the required hardware and software. See REQUIREMENTS.
The Linux Command Line by William Shotts. The books is freely available from the book website.
We will be using Canvas Discussions for class-wide communications.
|Erin Nishimura||MRB 239||by appointment|
|David King||MRB 227||by appointment|
|Tai Montgomery||Biology 240|
Please direct content-related questions to the whole class using Canvas Discussions. This way, the class can assist you in finding a solution quickly. Content-related questions that are e-mailed to instructors may be posted (anonymously) on Canvas Discussions for a faster response. Please use instructor e-mails for individual-specific questions.
Your grade for this course will be based on assignments, weekly quizzes, and a final exam. The percentages are as follows:
The calculation of the final letter grade will be made as follows:
These ranges for a letter grade might be shifted a little lower, but will not be raised.
Late assignments will not be accepted, unless you make arrangements with the instructor at least two days before the due date.
Erin's section will have a 5 minute quiz at the beginning of each class. These are not graded.