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Software Carpentry: R for Reproducible Research

Software Carpentry: R for Reproducible Research

Software Carpentry 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 for conducting reproducible research with data in R using the RStudio IDE interface. It can be taken alone, but is designed to be taken in combination with the Unix (5/16) and Git (5/17) modules.

By the end of the workshop, learners will:

  • Navigate and manipulate data, R scripts, and output in the RStudio environment
  • Familiarize themselves with common data types, programming concepts and procedures in R
  • Practice creating functions, loops and conditionals to streamline and automate programs
  • Recognize key practices for annotating and documenting code
  • Identify and resolve errors independently
  • Identify options for self-directed and guided learning

The workshop is open to anyone. You do not need any programming experience to participate but you will need access to a Windows, Mac or Linux computer. The workshop will be hosted online using Zoom; instructions for accessing course material and installing software will be sent in advance. For questions, contact Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (ndporter@vt.edu).

For more information on our curriculum, visit http://swcarpentry.github.io/r-novice-gapminder.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Dates & Times:
9:00am - 1:00pm, Thursday, May 19, 2022
9:00am - 1:00pm, Friday, May 20, 2022
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Nathaniel Porter

Social Science Data Consultant and Data Education Coordinator