Most people use a mouse or trackpad to interact with our computer screens. However, this method is usually intractable for large data and bioinformatics. Instead, we use a computer operating system (Unix) to leverage a command-line interface (the shell). This makes repetitive tasks automatic and fast and helps wrangle extremely large datasets. We will give a brief introduction to working with the shell and some strategies for getting started. If you’re already familiar, feel free to come by and do your own work while picking up tips and tricks!
Presented by: @taylorreiter