2-Day Software Carpentry “R” Workshop 10/11-12/2018 Medical Campus


Topics covered in this Workshop:

  • The Unix shell
  • Version control with git
  • Programming with R

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 is capped at 35 participants, and is on a first-come/ first-served basis.

  • If you are looking to make yourself competitive in the job market
  • If you want to take a personal project to the next level
  • If you are interested in playing with data

Then, this workshop is for you.

Our trained instructors will lead you through a comprehensive, hands-on overview of what you can do with R, using an example dataset. We will 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 other people can understand and use. This workshop is designed to provide a foundation of basic concepts that all programming depends on, using R as an example.


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Thursday and Friday, October 11-12, 2018
8:30 AM Registration  | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Course Hours, Both Days


Batchelor Childrens’ Research Institute, Room 508 A-B, 1580 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136  |  Map & Directions


NOTE: Please bring your own laptop (any OS).


Brought to you by the Graduate School, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging, UM Libraries, and CCS, this 2-day 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.


Instructors:  Gabriel Odom, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate MSOM Public Health Sciences, Xi Chen, PhD Laboratory  |  Kalan Dawson, CCS Advanced Computing Systems Administrator




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