Brandon Merriell, Brian Stucky, Geraldine Klarenberg, Plato Smith
aims to help researchers get their work done
in less time and with less pain
by teaching them basic research computing skills.
This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools,
including data management, basic R programming, data visualization, and version control.
Participants will be encouraged to help one another
and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.
Requirements: Participants have a computer with a
Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.). You should have permission to install software on your laptop. Before the workshop, please make sure that your laptop has a few specific software packages installed.
Code of Conduct: 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.
Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop
accessible to everybody.
The workshop organizers have checked that:
The room is wheelchair / scooter accessible.
Accessible restrooms are available.
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 make learning easier for
you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please
get in touch (using contact details below) and we will
do our best to help.
Space is limited to 35 participants for this workshop
and registration is required.
Please plan on attending the entire time for both days.
This workshop will be free, however registration requires attendance for most of the workshop.
Install R by downloading and running
this .exe file
Also, please install the
Note that if you have separate user and admin accounts, you should run the
installers as administrator (right-click on .exe file and select "Run as
administrator" instead of double-clicking). Otherwise problems may occur later,
for example when installing R packages.
You can download the binary files for your distribution
from CRAN. Or
you can use your package manager (e.g. for Debian/Ubuntu
run sudo apt-get install r-base and for Fedora run
sudo dnf install R). Also, please install the