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Bioinformatics Data Skills: Reproducible and Robust Research with Open Source Tools

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This practical book teaches the skills that scientists need for turning large sequencing datasets into reproducible and robust biological findings. Many biologists begin their bioinformatics training by learning languages like Perl and R alongside the Unix command line. But there’s a huge gap between knowing a few programming languages and being prepared to analyze large a ...more
Paperback, 538 pages
Published July 25th 2014 by O'Reilly Media
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Philipp
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is my new "go to" recommendation for people looking to get into the field. I would not recommend it to biologists or those without any programming experience - for that, it assumes to much of the reader - but for programmers thinking of going into bioinformatics, or bioinformaticians who've dabbled a bit with the shell, this is a gold-mine.

It starts off with good advice like this one:


In teaching bioinformatics, I often share this idea as the Golden Rule of Bioinformatics: NEVER EVER TRUST Y
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Samuel Lampa
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very good book, covering the hands-on craft of bioinformatics that is very seldom if at all covered in most other bioinformatics books, which tend to focus almost entirely on theory, while in practice, there are *lots* of practical, logistical, organizational and other matters, that are very important to get right in order to successfully perform bioinformatics and computation biology these days.

It is quite readable, but not maybe a page turner, which is why I still hesitate to give it a full fi
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Alex Ishkin
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is literally 'must read' for bioinformaticians. It teaches skills which will always be required, whatever software tools and technologies are around in 10 years. I personally didn't learn much new from this book - but that's only because most of the tricks and skills described there were obtained the hard way over 10+ years on the job. For people just wetting their feet in the bioinformatics area this book is a godsend.
Sefa
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
It seems that this book hasn't been published yet. I went through its early release version.

Good advice on doing bioinformatics. Highly recommended for biology people who want to get some experience on computational side. As far as more advanced bioinformaticians concerned, although some chapters are pretty introductory, there is still some useful stuff on doing reproducible and organized research using mostly Unix-based tools.
Richard
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent practical, hands-on summary of the day-to-day skills needed: git, unix, even basics of R.

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