September 2, 2002
So what new skills will postdocs need to ensure that they don’t become science relics? The answer is math, statistics, and knowledge of a scripting language for computers.
— The Scientist, “Bioinformatics Knowledge Vital to Careers.” 16(17): 53.
February 8 2012
But two other skills are increasingly necessary: expertise in computer-programming languages designed to aid manipulation of large data sets, such as R, Perl or Python, and the ability to use these languages to analyse large amounts of data quickly.
— Nature, “Biostatistics: Revealing analysis.” 482: 263–265.