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Summary of Week 1

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 …

Interview with Vivek Iyer

In this interview, Victoria talks to Vivek Iyer, head of human genetics informatics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute Watch this video and leave your comments in the discussion section below. …

Interview with Sandra Reuter

In this video interview, Martin is talking to Sandra Reuter from the University of Freiburg in Germany. Watch this video in which Sandra explains her path from a bench biologist …

Glossary

Glossary of less known terms used in this course argument – generally, arguments are options controlling how functions and commands should operate on specific data bash – Bourne Again Shell …

Introduction to Week 1 by Martin and Mark

Watch your first week’s educators telling you about the content of this week of the course At this point, what are your expectations from the course? Do share your comments …

Bash Scripts- Good Practises

For the most part, it’s easy to write Bash scripts. What’s really tricky is writing good Bash scripts. What do we mean by this? In short, we mean writing “clean …

Hints, Tips and Redirects

Watch this screencast by Martin Martin gives some tips on the Linux shortcuts and redirects. Hope you find this video useful in finding your way around in a Linux environment. …

Learning Together

Your learning You will learn by watching videos, reading articles, doing exercises, checking your understanding in the quizzes and the final test, and through discussion with other learners. Please also …

File Processing with AWK

AWK is a programming language. It is named after its three developers: Alfred Aho, Peter J Weinberger and Brian KernIghan It is particularly useful for processing text files and extracting …

How to write robust bash scripts

Sometimes, despite having the very best intentions, subtle issues can creep into your script causing it to fail with unintended consequences. Fortunately, there are commands available to help with minimising …

Symbolic Links and Their Use

A symlink is a symbolic Linux/ UNIX link that points to another file or folder on your computer, or a connected file system. This is similar to a Windows shortcut. …