This is the homepage for the Bioinformatics Module of MSc in Genomic Approaches to Drug Discovery at The University of Sheffield. Here you will find links to the course materials, software installation instructions, links to data required for the practicals and relevant references
You will need to bring an internet-enabled laptop to the course and install the latest versions of both R and RStudio before coming to the course
Install R by downloading and running this .exe file from CRAN. Also, please install the RStudio IDE. Note that if you have separate user and admin accounts, you should run the installers as administrator (right-click on .exe file and select “Run as administrator” instead of double-clicking). Otherwise problems may occur later, for example when installing R packages.
You can download the binary files for your distribution from CRAN. Or you can use your package manager (e.g. for Debian/Ubuntu run
sudo apt-get install r-base and for Fedora run
sudo yum install R). Also, please install free the RStudio IDE.
A example dataset and blank R markdown file to make note are avialable from this link. Please down and extract the zip file into a folder that you wish to work in.