May 29-30, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructors: Mathias Barløse, Punam Amratia
Helpers: Micheal Wilson, Micheal Pound, Andrew Warry
Deadline for application is the 20th of May, 2019. Chosen participants will be notified by the 21th of May, 2019 at the latest
There are 25 seats available. Participants on a first come first served basis. You can register by using the link below.
Space is limited and it will likely fill quickly.
Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. 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 "Best 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.
When: May 29-30, 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.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|08:30||Help for laptop setting up (only if needed)|
|09:00||Introduction and presentation|
|09:30||Introduction to R and RStudio|
|14:45||Exploring data Frames|
|15:15||Dataframe Manipulation with dplyr|
|09:00||Creating Publication-Quality Graphics with ggplot2|
|13:00||Project Management With RStudio|
|14:45||Dataframe Manipulation with tidyr|
We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
To participate in a Software Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software described below. 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.
Install R by downloading and running this .exe file from CRAN. Also, please install the RStudio IDE. Note that if you have separate user and admin accounts, you should run the installers as administrator (right-click on .exe file and select "Run as administrator" instead of double-clicking). Otherwise problems may occur later, for example when installing R packages.