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4273π: Bioinformatics education on low cost ARM hardware

Daniel Barker1*, David EK Ferrier2, Peter WH Holland3, John BO Mitchell4, Heleen Plaisier1, Michael G Ritchie1 and Steven D Smart5

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1 Sir Harold Mitchell Building, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK

2 Scottish Oceans Institute, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, East Sands, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8LB, UK

3 Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK

4 Biomedical Sciences Research Complex and EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, Purdie Building, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST, UK

5 School of Biology, Bute Building, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TS, UK

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BMC Bioinformatics 2013, 14:243  doi:10.1186/1471-2105-14-243

Published: 12 August 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Example prices of Raspberry Pi peripherals we found to work well in practice. These are presented without any endorsement. A case for the Raspberry Pi (various models and suppliers; ~£5-£10), the Raspberry Pi itself (see main text) and a monitor are not shown. Standard consumer prices, including UK tax but excluding any delivery charge, were obtained from the Insight UK Web site ( webcite) or via the Amazon UK Web site ( webcite) on 7 April 2013.

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Additional file 2:

4273π Bioinformatics for Biologists teaching material, Version 1.01. The module handbook, lectures and practicals are included. The latest version, including Linux, software and BLAST databases, is available at the 4273π Web site [25].

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