Forum:Web Based Interactive Resources To Learn Programming And/Or Bioinformatics
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I'm looking for a list of web resources to assist students learning basic bioinformatics and programming skills. A few have been mentioned here already:

Am I missing any others?

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Coursera Programming, Statistics and Algorithms classes

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Gjain 5.6k

There are lots of good courses from Coursera which helped me gain good understanding of programming concepts and implementation in bioinformatics. For example:

and many more which are very organized and highly useful. I hope some of them will be useful to other people.

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if you missed to attend the course at the time it was announced can you study it in another time "say that data analysis course finished now can i see the material and study it alone?"

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Some of them yes ... but most of them are offered again (once or twice a year), so you can take the live course.

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Nancy Ouyang ▴ 170

I like this list, which provides detailed comments on each source and also think about the overall structure.

http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1002632

 An Online Bioinformatics Curriculum

David B. Searls

Published: September 13, 2012

 

The last sentence of the article is intriguing:

"However, the field of bioinformatics by its nature may offer the best chance for finding ways to involve distance learners directly in ongoing scientific research, and that would seem to be a worthy goal for the burgeoning online education movement."

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Jake ▴ 40

Please check out Software Carpentry as well. This is a great intro that covers not just programming and data analysis (R/Python), but a lot of crucial stuff that every bioinformatician should know but usually is not covered in courses, such as

  • Unix shell
  • Git and version control
  • Unit testing
  • SQL and databases
  • Data management and provenance

I also like A Quick Guide to Organizing A Computational Biology Project for organizational techniques that usually have to be learned by experience

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martijn ▴ 30

On DataCamp.com you can find free interactive courses on data science and R (similar to tryR by code school but a lot more focused) :

> Introduction to R course https://www.datacamp.com/courses/introduction-to-r
> Data analysis and statistical inference course by a professor from Duke University https://www.datacamp.com/courses/data-analysis-and-statistical-inference_mine-cetinkaya-rundel-by-datacamp 
> Computational finance https://www.datacamp.com/courses/introduction-to-computational-finance-and-financial-econometrics

New courses in collaboration with RStudio and Revolution analytics are on the way. Just like a new course on statistics with R (together with a professor from Princeton University), and a course focused on R for SAS users.

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6.3 years ago

I think a lot of good resources have already been mentioned.  For my own small contribution, I have collected a list of links that I have found useful:

http://cdwscience.blogspot.com/2013/03/bioinformatics-101.html

Probably need to update some sections, but I think it still gives some useful pointers.

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6.3 years ago

A couple resources that are missing from this list:

Awesome teaching materials from Langmead Lab: http://www.langmead-lab.org/teaching-materials/

Machine learning (Deep learning) online tutorial: http://ufldl.stanford.edu/tutorial/

A great series of Statistical Data Mining lectures made available by Andrew Moore: http://www.autonlab.org/tutorials/list.html

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dago ★ 2.7k

Also in Udemy there are really nice and helpful R, Linux and Python courses.

https://www.udemy.com/

For some of them you have to pay though.

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