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Data Carpentry in R
Date: 01.04.2019 9:00 - 02.04.2019 17:00
Location details: The event is organised at the CSC Training Facilities located in the premises of CSC at Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland. The best way to reach us is by public transportation; more detailed travel tips are available.
Language: english-language
lecturers: Adrian Baez-Ortega (University of Cambridge)
Rocio Martinez Nunez (King's College London)
Punam Amratia (University of Oxford)
  • free-price-finnish-academics.
  • free-price-others.
The course includes morning and afternoon coffees.
Additional Information

Data Carpentry workshops are for any researcher who has data they want to analyze, and no prior computational experience is required. This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data. We will cover data organization in spreadsheets and learn how to use the statistical program R. 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.

The course takes place in CSC's Dogmi classroom, which has a computer for every participant. If you prefer to bring your own laptop, please read the software requirements at the course GitHub page. You can find also the course material there.

This Data Carpentry workshop is kindly funded by the ELIXIR EXCELERATE project.


Day 1
Data organization in spreadsheets

  •     Introduction
  •     Formatting data
  •     Common formatting problems
  •     Dates as data
  •     Quality control
  •     Exporting data

Data analysis with R

  •     Overview of R and Rstudio
  •     Introduction to R
  •     Working with tabular data in R

Day 2
Data analysis with R

  •     Data manipulation using the R package dplyr
  •     Data visualisation using the R package ggplot2