Jan 16 & 18, 2024
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructors: Jake Szamosi, Sharok Shekkariz, Kate Kennedy, Dominique Tertigas
This is a workshop hosted by the Farncombe Institute Trainees Association (FITA), using curriculum from The Carpentries. The Carpentries project comprises the Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, and Library Carpentry communities of Instructors, Trainers, Maintainers, helpers, and supporters who share a mission to teach foundational computational and data science skills to researchers.
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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 within the Farncombe Institute for Research on Digestive Diseases. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
When: Jan 16 & 18, 2024. Add to your Google Calendar.
Requirements: Participants must have access to a computer 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).
Contact: Please email email@example.com for more information.
Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.
Who can attend?: This workshop is open to graduate students, post-docs, and faculty who are members of the Farncombe Institute at McMaster University.
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.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|Introduction to R and RStudio
|Data visualization with ggplot2
|Exploring and understanding data
To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to software as 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.
If you haven't used Zoom before, go to the official website to download and install the Zoom client for your computer.
Like other Carpentries workshops, you will be learning by "coding along" with the Instructors. To do this, you will need to have both the window for the tool you will be learning about (a terminal, RStudio, your web browser, etc..) and the window for the Zoom video conference client open. In order to see both at once, we recommend using one of the following set up options:
The setup instructions for the Data Carpentry Ecology workshops (with R) can be found at the bottom of the workshop overview site. Please note that in this workshop, we will only be covering R. Therefore, you will not need to install Open Refine or SQLite Browser.