March 24-25, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructors: Bernice Waweru, Jennifer Shelton, Benson Muite
Helpers: Michael Landi, Festus Nyasimi, Pauline Karega, David Kiragu
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.
When: March 24-25, 2021. 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. 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.
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 and after the workshop.
|09:00 AM||Introductions - Instructors and participants|
|09:05 AM||Pre-workshop Survey|
|09:15 AM||Check R Setup|
|09:35 AM||1. Before we Start|
|10:15 AM||2. Introduction to R|
|11:45 AM||3. Starting with Data|
|09:00 AM||Data Up assessments and Review of Day 2|
|09:30 AM||4. Manipulating, analyzing and exporting data with tidyverse|
|11:15 AM||5. Data Visualisation with ggplot2|
|12:50 PM||Post-Workshop Survey|
To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software 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.
The setup instructions for the Data Carpentry Ecology workshops (with R) can be found at the workshop overview site.