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.
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:
- 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 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 to-be-announced for more information.
Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.
Space is limited to 45 participants and registration is required. Please plan on attending the entire time both days. This workshop will be free, however registration requires attendance for most of the workshop.
Registration is now open for this workshop. Please register here: https://informatics.research.ufl.edu/registration-uf-carpentries-club-data-analysis-and-visualization-in-r-for-ecologists-workshops/
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.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|Before starting||Pre-workshop survey|
|10:00||Introduction to R|
|13:00||Starting with data|
|9:00||Manipulating, analyzing and exporting data with tidyverse|
|13:00||Creating Publication-Quality Graphics with ggplot2|
|15:30||Post-workshop survey and closing|
|After finishing||Post-workshop survey|
To participate in this workshop, you will need to install R, RStudio, and several R packages. Instructions on doing so are available at this instruction page.
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.