2-day R Workshop-Software Carpentry-CANCELLED


After careful consideration, the 2-day Software Carpentry-R Workshop previously scheduled for April 1-2, 2020, at the Richter Library is CANCELLED due to statewide precautions for the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and the State of Florida’s public health emergency declaration.

The Institute for Data Science and Computing is committed to the health and welfare of our attendees, sponsors, and speakers, and the community as a whole, and have decided to err on the side of safety.

We thank you for your interest in our program and ask you to stay tuned to our website for future dates. All registration and application links have been disabled. If you have questions or concerns, please call 305-243-4962.

This workshop is designed to provide a foundation of basic concepts that all programming depends on, using R as an example. Trained instructors lead a comprehensive, hands-on overview of what is possible with R, using an example dataset. Go from reading data into R to data types, functions, conditional statements, loops, how to write in RMarkdown, as well as best practices for writing R code that others can understand and use.

Since the goal of this workshop is to bring you up to speed with data analysis, it would be incomplete without instruction on a shell as well as a version control system. The shell is important in building reproducible data analysis pipelines where your R scripts may be just one component, Git is an incredibly useful tool for version control, collaboration and management of your coding projects. This workshop will provide you with the basic computing skills and best practices needed to be productive in a small research team. The format is a mixture of short seminars and hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions.

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This free 2-day workshop is capped at 35 participants, and is on a first-come/first-served basis.

Instructors:  Tim Norris, PhD, Research Data Scientist |   Cameron Riopelle, PhD, Data Services Librarian

NOTE: Please bring a laptop (any OS) and charging cable.

Wednesday and Thursday, April 1-2, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Course Hours, Both Days

Richter Library, Learning Commons Flexible Program Space (1st Floor),  Room #102-B, Gables Campus

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