Bioinformatics Office Hours

Bioinformatics Office Hours

The Lane Library Bioinformatics Office Hours are a resource for Stanford medical students and researchers to get help using bash, R, Python, Git, or Sherlock (Stanford’s research computing cluster) for academic purposes. Library personnel with bioinformatics backgrounds will be available every week to assist with a range of issues.

In-person, walk-in office hours will be held from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST every Thursday in Lane Medical Library (When you come in to Lane Library, ask for me by name). I am unavailable on the following dates:

  1. 20 June 2024
  2. 27 June 2024
  3. 4 July 2024

If you would like to join over Zoom, please use this form and we will send you a Zoom link.

We are happy to assist you by:
  • Recommending tools to accomplish specific tasks
  • Providing information and resources about tools that you are unfamiliar with
  • Walking through specific and isolated bugs in your code (we won’t debug your whole program)
  • Providing suggestions for improving your code
While we are excited to help you, we will NOT:
  • Answer questions about topics outside the scope of applying bash, R, Python, Git, or Sherlock for academic/research purposes
  • Teach you how to program or use applications/tools (like RStudio)
  • Consult on which statistics or machine learning models to apply to your data
  • Debug large amounts of broken code