Question: What Are Some Good Free Bioinformatics And Computational Biology Books?
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gravatar for hadasa
10.6 years ago by
hadasa1.0k
hadasa1.0k wrote:

I would like to build a list of free bioinformatics and computational biology books. If there is a title or link that you know please add it here;

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 9.9 years ago by Khader Shameer18k • written 10.6 years ago by hadasa1.0k

Related question: Recommend Your Favorite Bioinformatics Books

ADD REPLYlink modified 15 months ago by _r_am31k • written 10.5 years ago by Andrewjgrimm440
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gravatar for Giovanni M Dall'Olio
10.6 years ago by
London, UK
Giovanni M Dall'Olio27k wrote:

And there is a similar question on stackoverflow, but this time the inquirer doesn't have a name similar to yours :-)

I think that any good bioinformatician should read at least once the Software Carpentry for Biologist tutorial, or at least be familiar with all the subjects explained there. Titus Brown, author of pygr and python core developer, wrote a similar manual called Advanced Software Carpentry, which is also worth reading.

ADD COMMENTlink written 10.6 years ago by Giovanni M Dall'Olio27k
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gravatar for Khader Shameer
10.6 years ago by
Manhattan, NY
Khader Shameer18k wrote:

I am not aware of free books on bioinformatics that available online. Looking forward for other members on BioStar to share their thoughts.

Alternate resources:

Bioinformatics at Wikipedia

EBI 2Can: a bioinformatics education portal maintained by EBI

You can search for "bioinformatics" at NCBI book shelf. An interesting example is NCBI hand book: it is a tutorial style handbook that explains various analysis workflows in bioinformatics with good overview. See Genome Assembly and Annotation process

If you are particularly interested in Bio-* libraries check the cook book style how-to's at BioPerl, BioPython, BioJava and BioRuby

Other potential free resource will be online course material like MIT Open Course ware. Results from a quick search using bioinformatics is here

ADD COMMENTlink modified 14 months ago by _r_am31k • written 10.6 years ago by Khader Shameer18k
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gravatar for Heather Piwowar
10.6 years ago by
Vancouver, Canada
Heather Piwowar380 wrote:

I like the online book "Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project".

Lots of other books are free when you raid friend's bookshelves, libraries (print and ebooks), and http://www.swaptree.com :)

ETA: Just found some more free books at the "NCBI Bookshelf" (now searchable via PubMed)

Specifically bioinformatics related:

  • "Bioinf in Tropical Disease Research"
  • "NCBI C++ Toolkit"
  • "UMLS Ref Manual"
  • And presumably more to come?
ADD COMMENTlink modified 15 months ago by _r_am31k • written 10.6 years ago by Heather Piwowar380
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10.6 years ago by
Leo Martins220
Lausanne, Switzerland
Leo Martins220 wrote:

I had answered a similar question here, to a similarly-named colleague :)

ADD COMMENTlink written 10.6 years ago by Leo Martins220

thanks for the link. but i bet these are not free.:-)

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