Linux for Biologists — A Cookbook

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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4.5 Exercise — using the command-line (PDF)
See the complete table of contents below.

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

Screenshots will help you understand concepts quickly

The book includes over 120 screenshots.

Linux for Biologists includes more than 120 screenshots

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Download virtual machine

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

Download Virtual Machine
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.

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