Hi everyone - this summer I will be working using nextstrain as well as many associated bioinformatics tools and workflows.
I know this is very broad and likely depends on the exact software I will be using, however I still wanted to ask for broad advice.
I have to buy a new macbook and I am trying to decide if buying the new M1 chip will present many challenges ( ex running and building x86 docker images ) or other issues I have no idea about yet like with homebrew or python envs or even some R packages.
(I am somewhere in between beginner and intermediate when it comes to coding bash, python, linux etc )
Let me know your thoughts everyone ! ( I will also have access to a HPC cluster )