6-7 June 2023
9:00 - 16:30 BST
Instructors: Juan Herrera, Evgenij Belikov
Helpers: Omololu Fagbiele, Abubakar Tukur
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".
This workshop is provided by EPCC and organised in collaboration with ARCHER2 and Heriot-Watt University. ARCHER2, the UK's national supercomputing service, offers training in software development and high-performance computing to scientists and researchers across the UK. As part of our training service, we are running a Data Carpentry workshop.
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.
When: 6-7 June 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 use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before the workshop:
Please be sure to complete these surveys after the workshop:
|09:00||Pre-workshop Survey and Setup|
|09:15||Data Organization in Spreadsheets|
|11:00||OpenRefine for Data Cleaning|
|13:30||Introduction to R|
|15:30||Introduction to R (Continued)|
|09:00||Continuation of R: Data analysis and Visualization|
|11:00||Continuation of R: Data analysis and Visualization (Continued)|
|13:30||Data Management with SQL|
|15:30||Data Management with SQL (Continued)|
|16:15||ARCHER2 course feedback and Post-workshop Survey|
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.
The setup instructions for the Data Carpentry Ecology workshops (with R) can be found at the workshop overview site.
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.