October 17-18, 2019
8:30am - 4:30pm
Instructors: Angela Li, Colin Quirk
Helpers: Hamza Rarou, Kate Schertz, Will Ngiam, Lilian Huang
Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.
For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".
Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
Where: Searle 240, Center for Spatial Data Science, 5735 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.
When: October 17-18, 2019. Add to your Google Calendar.
Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).
Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.
Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:
Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.
Contact: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|Before starting||Pre-workshop survey|
|Morning||Data Organization in Spreadsheets|
|OpenRefine for Data Cleaning|
|Afternoon||Introduction to R|
|Morning||Continuation of R: Data Analysis & Visualization|
|Afternoon||Reproducible Reports with R Markdown|
To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software described on this page. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.
We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.