Use command line tools to download, extract, analyze and create scientific data
Install scientific computing software, run it, and manage its output from the command line
Patience -- required!
Typing skills -- very helpful!
You should take this course because Science. For real, though, every
branch of science has a growing computational component, but traditional
science education is lagging behind. If you're a scientist, you don't
necessarily need to learn to code, but you do need to level up your computer skills. That's what this course is about.
about it -- you may understand mitosis, or RNA transcription, or galaxy
formation, or covalent bonds, but how well do you understand what's
going on inside your computer? Learning the command line is the first
step toward a healthier relationship with your machine. It's great
preparation for learning to code. It puts a TON of free, open source
scientific computing tools (and infrastructure) at your fingertips. And
So make 2016 the year you finally learn the command
line. This course is custom designed for scientific computing -- that's
why it goes beyond simple navigation and file operations to include
installing software and even building programs from source code. Get up
to speed with your colleagues, fancy up your resume, and become a part
of the scientific computing community. It's easier than you think!
Featuring Joshua Treeson as The Voice of the Command Line!
I do A/B testing, web development, data analysis, and write scripts to download animated gifs from the command line.
I previously worked as a bioinformatics research assistant, a professor at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, and an assistant director at a Montessori school. I try to keep my courses somewhere between academia-dry and kindergarten-silly.