February 23 - 24, 2023
10:00 - 4:00 EST
Instructors: Tim Ribaric, Daniel Brett
Helpers: John Fink, Fletcher Johnson, Cal Murgu
Registration will open December 1, 2022.
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. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
Where: 1812 Sir Issac Brock Blvd (TH 253 for in-person). Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.
When: February 23 - 24, 2023. 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).
Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. For workshops at a physical location, 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.
Contact: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.
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.
We will be running this event in a hybrid format. The In-Person component will be held in TH 253. The online component will be held using Discord. If attending online please ensure that you have the Discord Desktop Platform installed for the best experience.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|Before starting||Pre-workshop survey|
|Morning||Data Organization in Spreadsheets|
|OpenRefine for Data Cleaning|
|Afternoon||Introduction to R|
|Morning||Continuation of R: Data Analysis & Visualization|
|Afternoon||Continuation of R: Data Analysis & Visualization|
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.
OpenRefine is a tool to clean up and organize messy data. Please find instructions to install it and the data used in the lesson in the lesson.
The setup instructions for the Data Carpentry Social Sciences workshops (with R) can be found at the workshop overview site.