Crash course in R a la 2016 with a biological flavour


Monash Bioinformatics Platform gave this day long course on Friday 5 July, 2016 (following an introductory course on Thursday). The course style is inspired by Software Carpentry, but currently sacrificing some interaction to get where I wanted to go, which is someone able to do useful bioinformatics work at a grad-student level.

We definitely need to work on getting more interaction going, everyone was too quiet. This may have just been an effect of packing in so much material. However, plenty of solutions to challenges via the chat system, fairly sure most people were more or less following. The anonmymity of chat introduces an interesting dynamic -- students can propose solutions without worrying about defending their ego or propriety, or worrying about stereotype threat.