Linux for Biologists

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

This workshop is designed to prepare a biologist to work in an interactive Linux environment of our BioHPC Lab workstations.  Slides are available for each of the sessions.  Basics are covered of the Linux operating system that are needed to operate workstations. In particular the topics will include: 

Navigating a Linux workstation:
Logging in and out of a Linux machine, directory structure, basic commands for dealing with files and directories
Working with text files
Transfer of files to and from a Linux workstation
Basics of running applications on Linux
Using multiple CPUs/cores: parallel applications
Basics of shell scripting

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Robert Bukowski
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Institute of Biotechnology, Cornell University
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Life Sciences: Microbiology
Medicine and Health Sciences: Biomedical Science
Published / Broadcast: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Cornell University
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Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Contact Person(s): 
Robert Bukowski
Contact Organization(s): 
Cornell University
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Learning Activity - guided or unguided activity engaged in by a learner to acquire skills, concepts, or knowledge that may or may not be defined by a lesson. Examples: data exercises, data recipes.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Mid-career research scientist
Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 Day (but less than 1 week)