Git repository accompanying the book:
Computing Skills for Biologists --- A Toolbox by Stefano Allesina & Madlen Wilmes, Princeton University Press, 2019.
See also the website computingskillsforbiologists.com for news, errata, and extra material.
How to download the material:
To download all the material, you first need to install
Git. The instructions are here.
Once you have installed
Git, open a Terminal:
T or open the dashboard and type
Terminal is located in Utilities within Applications.
When you install
Git, the program
GitBash is installed automatically. Open
Clone the repository
The terminal should open in your home folder. Type
git clone https://github.com/CSB-book/CSB.git
The command downloads all the material on your computer. To make sure you everything went well, type:
If you see a list of directories, everything is good. You can close the terminal.
Organization of the material
For each of the chapters, we provide a directory containing:
installation: instructions on how to install the software.
data: the data used for example and exercises; for each data set, see the
aboutfile for a reference to the original article and a link to the Dryad record.
sandbox: where you should be working.
solutions: contains the solution to the exercises at the end of each chapter. A full solution is provided in the appropriate language (e.g.,
SQL), as well as a
Much of the data used for the exercises and examples was published through the Dryad Digital Repository. We want to thank all the scientists who made their data available without restrictions. For each data set, a citation for the original paper and a link to the Dryad record are provided.
For any question, or to signal a bug, typo, etc. please contact us at email@example.com