A Data Carpentry Workshop

ISI CODATA International Training Workshop on Big Data

Indian Statistical Institute
March 10-13, 2015

General 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, data cleaning, SQL, the command line, and R for data analysis and visualization using examples from biology. Participants should bring their laptops and plan to participate actively. By the end of the workshop learners should be able to more effectively manage and analyze data and be able to apply the tools and approaches directly to their ongoing research.

Data Carpentry's aim is to teach researchers basic concepts, skills, and tools for working with data so that they can get more done in less time, and with less pain.

Preliminary schedule (may vary depending on how fast we go):

Useful links:

Lesson notes:

You can download all the data for the lessons in one bundle here.

The source code for these lessons is available here. The lessons are all written as Markdown files. The R lessons are R markdown files (.Rmd), which you can open in RStudio.

Instructors: Harriet Dashnow (harriet.dashnow [at] unimelb.edu.au), Clare Sloggett (sloc [at] unimelb.edu.au)

Assistants: Ms. Usashi Chatterjee, Mr. Sudipta Biswas, Mr. Vikas Bhushan, Mr. Arindam Debnath, Mr. Anurodh Sinha

Who: The course is aimed at faculty, research staff, postdocs, graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and other researchers in any field. No prior computational experience is required.

Requirements: Data Carpentry's teaching is hands-on, so participants are encouraged to bring in and use their own laptops to insure the proper setup of tools for an efficient workflow once you leave the workshop. (We will provide instructions on setting up the required software several days in advance, and the classroom will have computers with the software installed). There are no pre-requisites, and we will assume no prior knowledge about the tools. Participants are required to abide by Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct.

Contact: Please email admin@datacarpentry.org for questions and information not covered here.

Twitter: #datacarpentry


Acknowledgements & Support

Data Carpentry is supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and a partnership of several NSF-funded BIO Centers (NESCent, iPlant, iDigBio, BEACON and SESYNC) and Software Carpentry, and is sponsored by the Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE). The structure and objectives of the curriculum as well as the teaching style are informed by Software Carpentry.