Welcome to the 4273pi bioinformatics education project. We bring Big Data to school-level education, through practical bioinformatics.

We provide free bioinformatics workshops for schools in Scotland and teacher CPD events. These are linked to the SQA curriculum for National 4 Biology, National 5 Biology, Higher Biology and Higher Human Biology and Advanced Higher Biology.

The 4273pi SD card image for Raspberry Pi

We provide a free, customized distribution of Raspbian GNU/Linux for the Raspberry Pi computer. This is for those wishing to teach, learn or use bioinformatics on the Raspberry Pi. The 4273pi SD card image is distributed as a compressed file, including a 32 GB SD card image for the Raspberry Pi.

This includes software and files required for Task C in our Higher Biology, Higher Human Biology and Advanced Higher Biology workshop.

The current version is 4273π version 1.6, released in July 2020. This runs on Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi Zero, Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 4 models. We are currently working on a release for Pi 400 and Pico models.

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