Chapter 1 Introduction

This step-by-step guide outlines how to upload, view, compute and share data using Tercen. It uses an example data set of morphological measurements on Leptograpsus Crabs collected at Fremantle, W. Australia.

  • Why read this guide? : It is the easiest and quickest path to understanding the basics of Tercen.

  • Acknowledgement: I would like to thank all the users for their feedback about Tercen. It has helped us improve Tercen.

  • Feedback: If you wish to give feedback then please do not hesitate to create an entry in the issue tracker.

  • Motivation:
    Tercen promotes collaboration for data analysis. Not everyone can code or even wants to, but everyone should benefit from the explosion of data and code currently taking place. Tercen allows non programmers (e.g. biologists) to explore their data and allows programmers (e.g. bioinformaticians) to upload their code (or web-apps) for the biologist to use. By offering this services we believe biologist get empowered and can claim back control of their data. The bioinformatician gets liberated from the operational details and day to day analysis demands from the biologist. This is summed up with the phrase:

Tercen empowers the biologist and liberates the bioinformatician.