Terry Gliedt from Biostatistics and Xueling Sim have offered to give a Perl Dump. If you are interested in participating, please respond to this Doodle poll to help identify the best time for everyone during the later part of June. Terry is the instructor, and Xueling is helping to organize the event.
WHAT IS A PERL DUMP? It’s called a ‘dump’ because it’s an effort to dump everything you might need to know about Perl into your head in 3 x 2 hour sessions. There is no book, just some handouts. There is no homework, but just a fast paced exposure of the sometimes difficult things that make Perl so useful for preparing and managing data.
While not easy for most grad students, almost everyone eventually finds Perl to be a very useful tool in preparing data for their analysis or for managing the data created. This is **not** a class in how to program. If one has a modicum of experience in any programming language (C or C++ are common), then the person probably knows enough to get something from a Perl Dump. The class can handle almost any number of people – the more the merrier. If you’ve already had a Perl Dump, but think you need a refresher, please come. If needed, Terry will give another Perl Dump sometime later in the semester.
Please feel free to forward this offer around. It is not restricted to BioStat students. Most folks in the Bio* fields have found Perl a useful tool to know.