$30 – $600

SWC - EvoFunPath [online]

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SWC workshops with project EvoFunPath, with a bioinformatic flavor

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A series of workshop, on 3 days, that present an introduction to the following :

  • the Unix command line;
  • first steps on Compute Canada clusters
  • programming with Python

with a bioinformatic flavor and good practices.


  • Academic participant : 30$
  • Non-academic participant : $600


  • Understand the notions of file and directory,

Course plan

Introduction to the Unix command line (Tue. Apr. 12th); 11 am - 14 pm EST

  • 1. Introduction to the command line;
  • 2. Files and the tree structure of directories;
  • 3. Create, delete and manage files and directories;
  • 4. Combining commands, redirection and filters;
  • 5. Loops;
  • 6. Bash scripts;
  • 7. File search.

First steps on Compute Canada clusters (Wed. Apr. 13th); 14 pm - 17 pm EST

  • 1. Introduction to Calcul Québec and Compute Canada;
  • 2. Introduction to advanced research computing;
  • 3. File transfer between our clusters and another/a distinct system with scp/sftp and Globus;
  • 4. (Various) modules and software;
  • 5. The job scheduler and job submission;
  • 6. Common mistakes, good practices and recommendations.

Introduction to programming with Python (Thurs. Apr. 14th); 11 am - 14 pm EST

  • 1. Programming concepts: variables, data types, loops;
  • 2. Analyzing data with external libraries;
  • 3. Lists and other data containers;
  • 4. Analyzing data from multiple files;
  • 5. Conditional programming and decision making;
  • 6. Reusable programming using functions;


Charles Coulombe, analyst in advanced research computing at Calcul Québec.



Technical prerequisites

We will use the Zoom platform. Because this event is a practical workshop, it is very useful having a secondary screen where you would get the instructor window on one screen and your own window on your main screen.

We will use the Jupyter Lab interface. Make sure you have a modern Web browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari.


For any question, please write to training@calculquebec.ca.

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Calcul Québec est un regroupement d’universités québécoises réunies autour du calcul informatique de pointe (CIP). Nous proposons des formations et midi-conférences sur différents sujets allant de l'initiation à la programmation, à l'analyse des données et la programmation parallèle. 


Partenaire régional de Calcul Canada, Calcul Québec bénéficie du soutien financier de la Fondation canadienne pour l’innovation, du Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation et des Fonds de recherche du Québec.

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