Questions and Answers in Arthropod Genomics

Below you can find a collection of questions asked and answered by members from the i5k community.

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How do I get started learning computational biology?

These are some of the many free resources available that cover a variety of topics from learning command line to best practices:

Intro to Unix Command Line
This website has a short Unix introduction and eight tutorials (see the left side bar) that walk through numerous useful command line methods.

Software Carpentry
Best practices in scientific computing ranging from command line, version control and databases to programming languages like R and Python.

Data Carpentry
Skills for data management and analysis. The lessons are meant to assist with data management in fields ranging from life and physical sciences to social science.

Interactive lessons in Python programming.

The breadth of courses here is very large, often with many options for any given topic and not limited to computational skills.

Learn bioinformatics through problem solving. Problems are based on molecular biology issues and vary in complexity and difficulty.

Bioinformatics Workbook
Introduction to bioinformatics, experimental design, and data acquisition, wrangling and analysis as well as best practices for de novo and reference based RNAseq analysis.

–Answered by Anna Childers