Unix and Perl Primer for Biologists
by Keith Bradnam, Ian Korf
Publisher: Korf Lab 2010
Number of pages: 135
We have written a basic introductory course for biologists to learn the essential aspects of the Perl programming language. The course is very much aimed at people with no prior experience in either programming or Unix operating system.
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