Unix and Perl primers for biologists

UNIX is the most commonly used operating system in bioinformatics. Increasingly, the raw output of biological research exists as in silico data, usually in the form of large text files. Unix is particularly suited to work with such files and has several powerful (and flexible) commands that can process your data for you.

Perl is the most widely used language for text files manipulation. Its simplicity and its programing moto “There’s more than one way to do it (TMTOWTDI)” makes it one of the most popular languages in bioinformatics.

Keywords: IBERS, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

Target audience: Biologists

Difficulty level: Beginner

Licence: Other (Non-Commercial)

Authors: Keith Bradnam, Ian Korf

Unix and Perl primers for biologists https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/unix-and-perl-primers-for-biologists The following tutorial aims to introduce the basic features of the Unix operating system and the Perl language suitable for biological analysis. At the end you should have everything you need to navigate through your folders, to manipulate your files and write useful scripts for your purposes. IBERS, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences Biologists