All Tutorials

  • Tue Sep 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    Statistics are very important to many scientific research projects. R and S-PLUS are powerful statistical computing environments available at the Supercomputing Institute. Bell Laboratories developed the S language and environment in the 1980s for data analysis. S was further developed into a commercial product called S-PLUS. R is a dialect of the S language.


    This tutorial will demonstrate how to read and manipulate data in the R and S-PLUS environments. In addition, attendees will learn how to perform basic statistical analysis and how to produce graphics with the software packages.


  • Wed Sep 22, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    2-101
    Nils Hasselmo Hall (NHH)

    The Basic Sciences Computing Laboratory (BSCL) has a wide range of high-performance scientific computation and visualization hardware and software resources. From the 48-processor SGI Altix to the 80 in. x 64 in. VizEveryWhere Viz3D stereo projection system, the BSCL has the resources to compliment and support your demanding research needs.


    This tutorial will introduce you to the various resources that are available and show you how easy they are to use.


  • Mon Sep 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    PERL is a scripting language that can make the task of writing and maintaining scripts for various Unix tasks considerably easier than trying to use one of the many shell languages. PERL is very useful, for example, in retrieving output from files of completed jobs for use in reports, input to subsequent jobs, and so forth. Since PERL is supported on virtually all computer platforms, PERL scripts are often very portable. PERL scripts can be extremely simple or complicated and powerful.


  • Thu Sep 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    Tecplot is a software package for 2-D or 3-D visualization of technical data, obtained from analysis, experiments, and simulations.


    The objective of this tutorial is to teach users how to format their data and use Tecplot, especially its advanced features.


  • Wed Sep 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    The majority of the most powerful scientific research computers in the world use Linux or Unix for their operating system. Learning the basics of Unix/Linux is the first step to becoming comfortable working in the Unix/Linux environment and to utilizing these powerful resources effectively for your research.


    This tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Linux/Unix operating system. We will discuss some of the most commonly used commands, some helpful shortcuts, and some of the key elements of using Linux/Unix for your research efforts.


  • Tue Aug 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    Bioconductor is an open source software package that provides tools for the analysis of genomic data. In this tutorial, we will go through some of the key elements in the first step of the analysis of microarray data. Particularly, we will focus on data processing and normalization with Bioconductor.


  • Thu Aug 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    MATLAB is an integrated technical computing environment that combines numerical computation, graphics and visualization, and a high-level programming language. MATLAB includes hundreds of functions for data analysis and visualization, numeric and symbolic computation engineering, and scientific graphics modeling, and simulation.


    This tutorial will introduce researchers to the basic Matlab syntax and matrix operations. More attention will be on the use of Matlab as a visualization tool. This tutorial consists of an 80-minute lecture and an optional 1-hour hands-on session focusing on the use of Matlab.


  • Wed Aug 4, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    2-101
    Nils Hasselmo Hall (NHH)

    The Basic Sciences Computing Laboratory has recently expanded its visualization capabilities. The new equipment acquired by the lab includes a 48-processor SGI Altix server, a 16-processor SGI Onyx4 system, and a 60"x48" VizEveryWhere visualization system.


    This tutorial will focus on the visualization features of Onyx4 and VizEveryWhere systems. We will describe how the system works, its capabilities, and how to get started utilizing this new resource.


  • Thu Jul 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
    402
    Walter Library

    Motifs are conserved regions in protein or nucleic acid sequences that are predictive for structures and functions of these sequences. There are a few motif analysis programs and databases publicly available. They are extensively used for individual sequence structural or functional analysis and genome sequence annotations.


    This tutorial will review all these motif programs and databases and demonstrate Pfam and InterProScan software.


  • Wed Jul 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    138
    Cargill Building

    In today's post-genome era, scientists are trying to understand the millions of interrelations between proteins, small molecules, and phenotypes. BioPathways’ analysis tools, in conjunction with biological knowledge databases, provide a powerful computational solution to this problem.


    PathwayAssist is a piece of commercial pathway analysis software. It can help analyze the biological association networks of a given gene list. The database built-in with this system can be enriched by importing Public pathway databases or extracting text facts from pubmed.


    This tutorial will demonstrate the functionalities of this software.


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