CH391L/PERL Programming

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I (Taejoon) personally learned Perl with this book long time ago. It is not only great 'Perl' book, but also really influential 'Programming' book. Also, it is concise, example-oriented, so you can follow the essence of Perl easily. I don't think you need to buy a book to learn programming language, because of lots of online materials. But if you want to read one book for programming as a beginner, I highly recommend this book.


A historical article (in 1996) by 'famous' Perl programmer/Computational Biologist Lincoln Stein, explaining why scientists in human genome project used Perl.

Every language has its own 'recommended' style. Here is a Perl version. If you don't understand what this means, just follow this guideline. It will make your life much more easier later.

Perl @ Windows

Unix/linux is not the only platform you can use for Perl programming. Here's the brief info to install Perl on Windows machine.

That's it. Of course, you can use your favorite editor to make a program, instead of (a kind of) cryptic vim, emacs or nano.

Online Materials