Welcome!This is the official website for the Spring 2016 Peer-led Biocomputing Group at UT Austin, offered through the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. The goal of this class is to take away any fear of programming that you may have so that computing can become an advantage rather than a barrier to your research.
The class will meet on Wednesdays from 4-5 pm in FNT 1.104. In addition, feel free to join us for Open Coding Hour at Tuesdays 5-6pm in CCBB conference room (GDC 7.514) for any extra help or feedback.
Please use the links to the left for contact information and some useful biocomputing resources. Please also feel free to participate in the Biocomputing Google Groups Forum with any questions that you have as you begin your biocomputing journey!
The introductory survey can be found here.
Installation and Setup InstructionsIf you are using a Mac, you will need to install a text editor. Some excellent options are either Text Wrangler, Sublime Text, or Atom. Alternatively, you can download Apple's text editor, XCode, from the App Store.
1/25/16: Updated Windows instructions!
If you are using a Windows/PC, you will need to install some software on your computer in order to use python. Follow these instructions (for Windows) to setup your computer. You should setup your system no later than the second week of class (1/27/16). Do not save installation to the last minute - it may take several hours, and you may encounter difficulties!! If you need help, please feel free come to Open Coding Hour in GDC 7.514 on Tuesday 1/26/16.