Introduction to Programming (BIO 494)

Christoforos Nikolaou - Dina Lyka

The course covers basic knowledge of the Perl Programming Language. Variable declaration, lists and hashes, repetitive structures, logical control structures and the creation of functions and subroutines. Applications are biologically oriented, focusing mainly on the analysis of primary sequences. The second component of the course includes an introductory section to MATLAB focusing on the use of the main statistical packages and the development of high-quality graphics.

The course will include:
1. Lectures on selected topics
2. Practical Exercises that are to be handed-in throughout the semester. This will consist of  writing small, simple Perl scripts in order to solve problems inspired from sequence analysis. A minimum of 2.5/5 is required.
3. Finals will be open-book, will sum up to 5 and a minimum of 2.5 is required. More details will follow.

Please visit the Announcement Board for more details.