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Addressing the digital divide in contemporary biology: Lessons from teaching UNIX

By Serghei Mangul, Lana S. Martin, Alexander Hoffmann, Matteo Pellegrini, Eleazar Eskin

Posted 07 Apr 2017
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/122424 (published DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.06.007)

Researchers in the biomedical sciences increasingly rely on applications that lack a graphical interface and require inputting code that, such as UNIX. Scientists who are not trained in computer science face an enormous challenge in analyzing the high-throughput data their research groups generate. We present a training model for use of command-line tools when the learner has little to no prior knowledge of UNIX.

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