Forum: Web Based Interactive Resources To Learn Programming And/Or Bioinformatics
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gravatar for Malachi Griffith
4.4 years ago by
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA
Malachi Griffith16k wrote:

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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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.9 years ago by dago2.4k • written 4.4 years ago by Malachi Griffith16k
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learn data analysis interactively

ADD REPLYlink written 4.4 years ago by Medhat7.2k
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Coursera Programming, Statistics and Algorithms classes

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4.4 years ago by
Gjain5.1k
Göttingen, Germany
Gjain5.1k wrote:

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.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 4.4 years ago • written 4.4 years ago by Gjain5.1k

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?"

ADD REPLYlink written 4.4 years ago by Medhat7.2k
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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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gravatar for Nancy Ouyang
3.0 years ago by
Nancy Ouyang170
United States
Nancy Ouyang170 wrote:

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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gravatar for Jake
3.0 years ago by
Jake40
United States/Boston
Jake40 wrote:

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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3.3 years ago by
martijn30
Belgium
martijn30 wrote:

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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3.0 years ago by
Charles Warden4.9k
Duarte, CA
Charles Warden4.9k wrote:

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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3.0 years ago by
Obi Griffith16k
Washington University, St Louis, USA
Obi Griffith16k wrote:

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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2.9 years ago by
dago2.4k
Germany
dago2.4k wrote:

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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