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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events

  • Software Carpentry - Bash, Git, and Programming with R Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Jonathan Bradley, Kayla B. McNabb & Jonathan Petters
    Location: Newman 207A
    Campus: Blacksburg Campus

    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 Programming with R, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

     

    Objectives:

    By the end of this workshop, you will know how to use…

    • The Unix Shell

      • Files and directories

      • History and tab completion

      • Pipes and redirection

      • Looping over files

      • Creating and running shell scripts

      • Finding things

    • Version Control with Git

      • Creating a repository

      • Recording changes to files: add, commit, …

      • Viewing changes: status, diff, …

      • Ignoring files

      • Working on the web: clone, pull, push, …

      • Resolving conflicts

      • Open licenses

      • Where to host work, and why

    • Programming in R

      • Data structures

      • Data frames

      • Subsetting data

      • Loops and conditionals

      • Base plotting

      • Creating and using functions

  • Software Carpentry - Bash, Git, and Programming with R Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
    Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Jonathan Bradley, Kayla B. McNabb & Jonathan Petters
    Location: Newman 207A
    Campus: Blacksburg Campus

    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 Programming with R, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

     

    Objectives:

    By the end of this workshop, you will know how to use…

    • The Unix Shell

      • Files and directories

      • History and tab completion

      • Pipes and redirection

      • Looping over files

      • Creating and running shell scripts

      • Finding things

    • Version Control with Git

      • Creating a repository

      • Recording changes to files: add, commit, …

      • Viewing changes: status, diff, …

      • Ignoring files

      • Working on the web: clone, pull, push, …

      • Resolving conflicts

      • Open licenses

      • Where to host work, and why

    • Programming in R

      • Data structures

      • Data frames

      • Subsetting data

      • Loops and conditionals

      • Base plotting

      • Creating and using functions

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