Introduction to Programming
Time: Thursday, 3 June, 9:00 am - 11:30 am (and other sessions)
If you're already comfortable programming, this Introduction is probably not for you.
Come to the first session (we'll be doing other things as well), but after that, you'll probably
want to spend your time doing something else.
Thursday, 3 June, 2:00 pm and perhaps other times
Place: Bioinformatics Computer Core Lab (Rm 104), Life Sciences Bldg
Organizer: Jeff Elhai
Audience: Primarily 1st year students new to programming
Goals of sessions
- Give you sense of the power of programming to answer interesting questions
- Give you quick expertise in a computer language that may allow you to do basic bioinformatics
FIRST SESSION (June 3) - Basic Syntaxquestionnaire
me know how far you got and what you need. Please submit it at least two hours before the session.
Before coming, work your way through some subset of the material below (don't bite off too much).
Then please complete a short
If you like to jump into things:
If you prefer theory before action, try:
- Do the guided tour What is a gene? (don't merely read it)
Accessible through the BioBIKE portal, Guided Tours.
Here's a possibly useful problem set
giving you practice on matters concerning basic syntax
SECOND SESSION (possibly June 8) - Iterationquestionnaire
at least two hours before the session to let me know where you are.
Warning! There are way too many problems in the problem sets for any mortal. Do those that you judge to be most useful to you.
Again, it is for you to judge if it is time to retrench or to plow forward. If the latter, consider the material
below. Either way, please fill out the
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