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Summary of Week 1

Short summary of the week 1 learning
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What we learned this week

Congratulations on finishing Week 1 of the course!

This week, we introduced you to Linux and explained why it is widely used in bioinformatics. We talked about Linux command line and explained the directory structure of the file system. We demonstrated some essential Linux commands to you, showing you how to access, manipulate and edit text files.

The concept of environment variables was introduced, and we also demonstrated how to install Samtools, a widely used bioinformatics software. In addition, you heard from a biologist who has found their work transformed by using command line Linux.

Please leave any comments that you might have about the learning in this week in the comments section below. In particular, did you learn anything that will be applicable to your own practice or study?

Looking forward to seeing you in Week 2!

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