Biology 381 - Computational Biology

Nicholas J. Gotelli

Spring 2018

This site contains course materials, scripts, homeworks, and resources for Computational Biology, Spring 2018.

Lecture Outlines, R-Scripts, & Homework Assignments

Date Lecture Scripts Homework
January 16 GitHub - -
January 17 - - Homework #1
January 18 Thinking On Paper - -
January 23 RStudio - -
January 24 - - Homework #2
January 25 RStudio II - -
January 30 Beamer Slides R-Scripts -
January 31 - - Homework #3
February 1 Importing Data R-Scripts -
February 6 Regular Expressions R-Scripts -
February 7 - - Homework #4
February 8 Regular Expressions II R-Scripts -
February 13 Atomic Vectors R-Scripts -
February 14 - - Homework #5
February 15 Data Structures - -
February 20 Subsetting - -
February 21 - - Homework #6
February 22 Probability Distributions - -
February 27 Probability Distributions II - -
February 28 - - Homework #7
March 1 Functions - -
March 6 TOWN MEETING DAY RECESS - -
March 7 - - Homework #8
March 8 Structured Programming R-Scripts -
March 13 SPRING RECESS - -
March 14 SPRING RECESS - -
March 15 SPRING RECESS - -
March 20 TBA - -
March 21 - - Homework #9
March 22 NO CLASS - -
March 27 Control Structures - -
March 28 - - Catch-up Day
March 29 Control Structures II - -
April 3 Control Structures III - -
April 4 - - Homework #10
April 5 Control Structures IV - -
April 10 Randomization Tests - -
April 11 - - Spatial Analysis
April 12 Markov Models - -
April 17 Markov Models II - -
April 18 - - R Presentations: Garrett, Mikucki, Southgate, Kazenal
April 19 Apply Functions - -
April 24 Base Graphics I - -
April 25 - - R Presentations: Nevins, Clark, Keller, Looi
April 26 Base Graphics II - -
May 1 Research Presentations: Clark, Southgate, Keller, Looi - -
May 2 - - R Presentations: Alger, Burnham, Ashlock; Research Presentations: Nevins, Garrett, Kazenal
May 3 Research Presentations: Alger, Mikucki, Burnham, Ashlock - -

Class Work

Student Fun Fact
Lauren Ash GitHub Portfolio While interning at Busch Gardens in Florida, I made friends with Rosie the elephant because she would sway and stare at me for hours.
Lauren Bomeisl GitHub Portfolio I have jumped off the most southern point of the US (south point, big island of Hawaii).
John Barlow GitHub Portfolio I once gave a snake an enema.
Wilton Burns GitHub Portfolio I play the violin in the Amateur Musicians Orchestra, a local Burlington group.
Luke Daniels GitHub Portfolio I met Matthew Perry (Chandler from the T.V show Friends), and I play the guitar.
Kyle Dittmer GitHub Portfolio This is my first winter ever living in snow!
Nick Gotelli GitHub Portfolio For 33 years, I have raised pure-bred, show-quality chow chows.
Diana Hackenberg GitHub Portfolio I play the French Horn.
Raymond Looney GitHub Portfolio I’m an actor, and in a play I was in last year I got so committed to a scene that I broke my foot while kicking a box and continued the performance for 3 more days.
Alex Neidermeier GitHub Portfolio While in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, my main project was, bizarrely enough, working with a women’s group on making and selling tofu kebobs at a local bar.
Owen Page GitHub Portfolio I am a pretty big Newcastle United fan and used to play classical guitar.
Kunal Palawat GitHub Portfolio I have been consistently vegetarian and inconsistently vegan since birth.
Lindsey Pett GitHub Portfolio I just became a pet parent to 3 dwarf puffer fish.
Kenna Rewcastle GitHub Portfolio My most epic #fieldworkfail involved a bike wreck with a reindeer.
Jorge Ruizarocho GitHub Portfolio My native language is Spanish and I am a mixture of Europeans, Africans and Native Americans (aka. a Puerto Rican).
Anna Schmoker GitHub Portfolio I teach ballet and worked as a professional ballet dancer before coming to UVM.
Anya Steinhart GitHub Portfolio I am a certified yoga instructor.
Ethan Thibault GitHub Portfolio I have helped my dad with his landscaping business for nine years and as a result can operate commercial landscaping equipment such as zero-turn mowers, leaf-vacs, gas powered backpack blowers, hedge trimmers, etc.
Brittany Verrico GitHub Portfolio I primarily read WWII literature for pleasure.
Adrian Wiegman GitHub Portfolio I once caught about 20 speckled trout and redfish in 1 hour while fishing under a spotlight on a dock at night in Grand Isle Louisiana. Other than that I am a rather terrible fisherman.
Colleen Yancey GitHub Portfolio My dad is a Commander in the Navy which means I had moved 6 times before I turned 8 years old.