Oct 26-27, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructors: Sheldon McKay, Sue McClatchy, Narayanan Raghupathy
Helpers: Joshy George, Asli Uyar, Zeeshan Ahmed, Francesca Menghi
Please add your name and e-mail address to the waiting list to be contacted when another Software Carpentry session becomes available.
Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic computing concepts and tools including program design, plotting, functions, loops and conditionals. 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 all academic levels from undergraduate to senior faculty. No prior programming experience is expected or required. We will create a supportive environment in which instructors and helpers assist with programming exercises and participants help one another. For this reason on-site (rather than remote) participation is required.
We'll be in rooms 1405 and 1410 located across the hall from the B400 1425 Auditorium.
Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a few specific software packages installed (listed below). If you are using a lab-owned machine please have these installed by IT before the course. IT can install required software quickly and easily, but your instructors will not be able to do so. Participants are also required to abide by Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct.
Contact: Please mail email@example.com for more information.
|Welcome and introduction to RStudio
|Analyzing patient data
|Lunch on your own
|Analyzing multiple data sets
|Best practices for using R and designing programs
|Publication quality graphics with R
|Lunch on your own
|Dynamic reports with knitr
|Making packages in R
|Wrap-up and next steps
Data files: inflammation data.
We will use this Etherpad for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
To participate in this Software Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser. If you are using a lab owned laptop please ask IT to install software for you before the workshop. Your instructors don't have administrative rights to your computer and can't install software for you.