Addressing the Digital Divide in Contemporary Biology: Lessons from Teaching UNIX

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

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Abstract

Life and medical science researchers increasingly rely on applications that lack a graphical interface. Scientists who are not trained in computer science face an enormous challenge analyzing high-throughput data. We present a training model for use of command-line tools when the learner has little to no prior knowledge of UNIX.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)901-903
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in biotechnology
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • command line interface
  • computational biology
  • education
  • training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering

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