Monday, May 1, 2017
JAX computational genomics tools
On the academic side:
We will be using a number of genomic analysis software packages/tools. Please try to download and install the tools/programs listed below (IGV, R/RStudio and Python). Ada Zhan (cc’ed here) can assist you with installation questions. We will also be able to provide support on the first day of the course. We will use a cloud computing environment (web-based) but you will get information on that platform just before the course.
If you do not have a laptop at your disposal please alert me ASAP so that we can prepare a machine for your use.
Please install the following:
Install R by downloading and running this .exe file from CRAN. Also, please install the RStudio IDE. Note that if you have separate user and admin accounts, you should run the installers as administrator (right-click on .exe file and select "Run as administrator" instead of double-clicking). Otherwise problems may occur later, for example when installing R packages.
Install R by downloading and running this .pkg file from CRAN. Also, please install the RStudio IDE.
Python is a popular language for scientific computing and data science, as well as being a great for general-purpose programming. Installing all of the scientific packages individually can be a bit difficult, so we recommend an using an all-in-one installer, like Anaconda.