Unix is an operating system commonly used in bioinformatics analysis and programming. Many tools used in bioinformatics work best when run in a Unix-based, command line environment.
This week, you'll learn how to log into a Unix system, navigate the file system, and analyze file contents using Unix commands.
The following links are resources Dr. Loraine has reviewed and thinks do a pretty good job of explaining the basics.
Web pages and other docs
To do the assignments, you'll need access to a machine running UNIX. If you do not have access to a computer running UNIX, log into a virtual machine at iPlant.