Vimalkumar Velayudhan


Linux for Biologists — a cookbook

A beginner’s guide for students or researchers in biological sciences§

The primary focus of the book is in using graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to accomplish tasks, but methods using the command line interface are also discussed.

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Cover of Linux for Biologists book

Why buy the eBook?
You can read the book offline and get updated versions by email when released.

What you will learn§

Using this book, you will learn how to:

  • Run Linux on your computer
  • Use the desktop and included software
  • Work with files and directories
  • Search and install software
  • Run some basic commands
  • Run the Galaxy platform on your computer

See the complete table of contents below.

Includes over 120 screenshots§

It will help you understand concepts quickly.

Linux for Biologists includes more than 120 screenshots

Need help?§

You can post your query in the community forums on LinkedIn, Quora, Reddit, or Leanpub.

If you need help faster, you can book a 1-hour live support session with me (free at the moment).

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Once you make a booking, I will be in touch with you to arrange a suitable date and time for an online meeting using Jitsi Meet or Zoom.

During the meeting, I will help you with your query or provide a walk-through of concepts discussed in the book. If your query is related to the usage of a software discussed in the book, please contact the website or the author of the software itself.

Download virtual machine§

If you do not have access to a Linux desktop, you can download a virtual machine image using the link below.

This will help you run a virtual machine of Linux Mint 20.1 on your computer. All recipes in the book have been tested on this distribution.

Download virtual machine image of Linux Mint

After downloading, follow the Running a Linux virtual machine section in Chapter 2 of the book to get started.

Table of contents§

Linux for Biologists - Table of contents

Last updated: Tue 12 April 2022