The first thing every data wrangler needs is a full toolbox. Our favorite tools for beginners are IDEs, which are visual interfaces to programming languages.
If you’re coming next week, please download IGV, the Interactive Genome Viewer. They’re probably going to make you login first.
If you plan on going to the Python spreadsheets and plotting module, please download Anaconda, which comes with a neat IDE called Spyder.
Amanda’s introduction and overview of the modules can be downloaded here.