Past Events

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  • Tue, 10/29/2019 - 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

This workshop will be taught by Dan Ovando, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Science. He will give an introduction to Bayesian statistical inference using R and Stan (https://mc-stan.org/). Been interested in using...

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Open Access
  • Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Monday, October 21, 10am-12pm
Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory,2nd Floor, Mountain Side
Presenters: Des Alaniz & Trang Le. RSVP to dalaniz [at] ucsb [dot] edu (subject: RSVP%20for%20Wikidata%3A%20An%20Introduction%20to%20Linked%20Open%20Data)

Wikidata, like its sister organization Wikipedia, is a linked data...

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Software Carpentry
  • Tue, 06/25/2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory
UCSB Library is offering a 12 week series of lessons for non-programmers or novice programmers in our Software Carpentry series to write code and learn best practices for using Python for data analysis.  Python is commonly used in many scientific disciplines for statistical analysis and computing. Lessons are sequential and build on top of each other, but attendance for all twelve lessons is not required.  
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Eco.Data.Science
  • Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

This tutorial will focus on Python packages, Xarray and Dask provides a powerful interface for working with and running computations on larger N-D datasets (multidimensional) utilizing encoded labels such as space and time information to make computation easier. In short, Xarray is very useful in keeping your...

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CITS: Center for Information Technology and Society
  • Fri, 05/31/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sat, 06/01/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

This two-day workshop taught by Dr. Ziad Matni uses the Python programming language, a versatile and very popular data analysis technology. Little or no prior experience with programming is assumed. The workshop will aim at teaching basic use of Python language features to obtain data from social media, what initial steps can be taken to curate it for analytical use, and how to analyze them in a variety of ways fo interest to the social sciences and humanities (e.g.,...

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CITS: Center for Information Technology and Society
  • Fri, 05/31/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sat, 06/01/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

This two-day workshop taught by Dr. Ziad Matni uses the Python programming language, a versatile and very popular data analysis technology. Little or no prior experience with programming is assumed. The workshop will aim at teaching basic use of Python language features to obtain data from social media, what initial steps can be taken to curate it for analytical use, and how to analyze them in a variety of ways fo interest to the social sciences and humanities (e.g.,...

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Eco.Data.Science
  • Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Join us for our first #TidyTuesday event! A raw dataset will be posted along with a chart to that dataset, and you are tasked with exploring the data. While the dataset will be "tamed", it will not always be tidy! As such, you might need to apply various R for Data Science techniques to wrangle the data into a truly tidy format. The goal of TidyTuesday is to apply your R skills, get feedback,...

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  • Thu, 05/16/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

This one-day workshop taught by Devin Cornell, will cover the practical and theoretical foundations of Social Network Analysis methodologies. The workshop will begin with some fundamental concepts and a basic history of the methodology up to current active areas of research. Next, we will review both traditional network data collection through surveys and modern tools for collecting digital...

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NVIVO
  • Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory
UCSB Library is offering two two-hour, hands-on workshops aimed to familiarize participants with NVivo, a qualitative data analysis software tool, designed for researchers working with text-based and multimedia information. NVivo allows for researchers to complete deep analysis on large and small groups of data. 
 
Due to the size of the Collaboratory, we will need to cap the first workshop at 60 people, so if you're interested sign up soon!
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Software Carpentry
  • Thu, 05/09/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Fri, 05/10/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

This event is an example-driven two-day workshop on basic computing skills. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. Participants should bring their own laptop to work on which should be a Windows, Mac, or Linux...

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Software Carpentry
  • Thu, 05/09/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Fri, 05/10/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

This event is an example-driven two-day workshop on basic computing skills. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. Participants should bring their own laptop to work on which should be a Windows, Mac, or Linux...

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CITS: Center for Information Technology and Society
  • Sat, 04/20/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

This is a one day (6-8 hr) workshop taught by Dr. Ziad Matni explores uses of Big Data (and more generally, Data Science) methods for use with extracting, analyzing, and visualizing social media data in the context of social science and humanities research questions. The workshop covers basic concepts of Big Data and Data Science, including hands-on exercises of data analysis and data visualization utilizing a "Big" data set extracted from one or several social media sources....

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NVIVO
  • Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory
UCSB Library is offering two two-hour, hands-on workshops aimed to familiarize participants with NVivo, a qualitative data analysis software tool, designed for researchers working with text-based and multimedia information. NVivo allows for researchers to complete deep analysis on large and small groups of data. 
 
Due to the size of the Collaboratory, we will need to cap the first workshop at 60 people, so if you're interested sign up soon!
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Software Carpentry
  • Thu, 04/11/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Fri, 04/12/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

This event is an example-driven two-day workshop fon basic computing skills. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. Participants should bring their own laptop to work on. This should be a Windows, Mac, or Linux machine, not a Chromebook or tablet. You should also be sure to have admin privileges...

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Software Carpentry
  • Thu, 04/11/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Fri, 04/12/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

This event is an example-driven two-day workshop fon basic computing skills. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. Participants should bring their own laptop to work on. This should be a Windows, Mac, or Linux machine, not a Chromebook or tablet. You should also be sure to have admin privileges...

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Eco.Data.Science
  • Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

This workshop will introduce users to resources available at UCSB for high performance computing. 

Software Carpentry
  • Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Fri, 03/22/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

This event is an example-driven two-day workshop for FACULTY on basic computing skills. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. Participants should bring their own laptop to work on. This should be a Windows, Mac, or Linux machine, not a Chromebook or tablet. You should also be sure to have admin...

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Software Carpentry
  • Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Fri, 03/22/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

This event is an example-driven two-day workshop for FACULTY on basic computing skills. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. Participants should bring their own laptop to work on. This should be a Windows, Mac, or Linux machine, not a Chromebook or tablet. You should also be sure to have admin...

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Open Access
  • Thu, 10/25/2018 - 4:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

University Librarian, Kristin Antelman, will discuss strategies for the large scale transition to Open Access (OA) in University of California and at UCSB. Antelman's talk will include an update on negotiations with a major publisher and the potential impact on publishing and access, an update on UCSB's signing the OA2020 Expression of...

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Open Access
  • Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

GIS use on a university campus is multi-faceted. Faculty, staff, and students use GIS for research, administrative, and instructional purposes. This roundtable discussion, convened by the Center for Spatial Studies and Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory, will discuss barriers to spatial data discovery and sharing encountered by campus stakeholders. The roundtable will also explore opportunities for broadening access to spatial research data. The roundtable will discuss...

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Johanna Drucker
  • Thu, 05/24/2018 - 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

The UCSB Library presents a public talk by scholar and artist Johanna Drucker.  Drucker's talk is co-sponsored by Transcriptions (UCSB English).

What are the specific ways in which visualizations could be modified to engage interpretative methods for digital humanities? Drucker's talk assesses the challenges of appropriating visualization methods from...

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  • Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Dan Ovando will lead a session on the purrr package for R, another member of the tidyverse.

Please RSVP here.
As always, arrive anytime between 11 and 11:30 to grab lunch!

eco.data.science, an environmental data science study group at UCSB, hosts...

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software carpentry
  • Fri, 05/04/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This two-day, hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, 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.

The course is aimed at...

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software carpentry
  • Fri, 05/04/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This two-day, hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, 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.

The course is aimed at...

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  • Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Casey O'Hara

These monthly gatherings for environmental data science skill sharing, co-working, and community building are co-sponsored by eco.data.science, an environmental data science study group at UCSB, and UCSB Library. Learn more about eco.data.science...

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  • Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Ben Best

Monthly gatherings for environmental data science skill sharing, co-working, and community building. Learn more about eco.data.science!

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  • Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Jamie Afflerbach

Monthly gatherings for environmental data science skill sharing, co-working, and community building. Learn more about eco.data.science!...

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  • Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Monthly gatherings for environmental data science skill sharing, co-working, and community building. Learn more about eco.data.science!

  • Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Molly Morin, Assistant Professor of Art, Weber State University, is an artist and educator working at the intersection of digital and analog practices. She makes material representations of information through generative drawing, soft sculpture, and digital fabrication. Through her creative practice, she develops critical and poetic approaches to making art with digital tools. Her projects set out to challenge assumed hierarchies, question our faith in...

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  • Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

The Library's Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory is hosting a book launch party! Come help us to celebrate the release of the first three titles in the UCSB English Department's Literature and the Mind imprint Brainstorm Books, published by punctum books.  The books were produced by a team of undergraduate interns led by UCSB...

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  • Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

The Library's Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory is happy to announce that DiscoverText is now available to UCSB Library users.  Join us for an orientation to this new resource by Stu Shulman, owner and creator of DiscoverText software and former professor of Political Science at UMass Amherst. Designed specifically for collecting and cleaning up messy Twitter and other text data streams, Discovertext allows users to capture large...

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Twitter data
  • Sat, 11/18/2017 - 9:00am
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

9:00AM to noon

Looking for a hands-on start to collecting, exploring, and understanding Twitter data? The Collaboratory is here to help!

Shari Laster, Data Services Librarian, will lead a three-hour, hands-on workshop introducing attendees to twarc, an open source Python tool for collecting Twitter data in JSON format, and...

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ArcGIS Pro
  • Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Many GIS data management processes are built into ArcGIS Desktop and spatial researchers’ brains. We will present the basics of keeping track of your data in ArcGIS Pro, and highlight differences between Desktop and Pro.

 

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  • Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Join fellow qualitative data researchers for a live NVivo webinar. NVivo streamlines video, audio, and text analysis. Bring your questions, and your ideas for a series of cross-disciplinary qualitative methods events. 

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  • Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

This orientation to Twitter data will provide background for social media research, and include an overview of Collaboratory resources for exploring Twitter. 

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  • Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Come meet immersive Virtual Reality. Bring your lunch and join us at the UCSB Library Collaboratory (2nd Floor, Mountain Side). We now have a pair Oculus Rift headsets, Blender, and the Unity Engine for 3D development work. Then take a spin...

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sql
  • Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Data Science at UCSBFACTOR (Female Actuarial Organization), and inertia7.com will present a SQL...

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  • Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory
A showcase of projects created by UCSB's Data Science Club Project Group during winter 2017. With the help of Inertia7 (a data science platform created by alumni and members of the Data Science Club), the Project Group fosters a community of peers that work on team-building and creation of data science projects. The projects will be presented within the Inertia7 platform, with a focus on data extraction, data visualization, and data mining. The projects are reproducible and...
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software carpentry
  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they...

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software carpentry
  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they...

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  • Mon, 03/13/2017 - 8:30am to Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312, Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

California data librarians, data curators, and others interested in exploring and discussing data-related services for academic libraries are invited to a two-day unconference-style meeting hosted by UC Santa Barbara Library.

This event will be held in UCSB Library’s Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory, which houses a newly-launched program to support campus data discovery, research, analysis, and...

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It's Complicated
  • Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Join us on January 25th at 4pm in the Collaboratory for a presentation by two of UCSB's data scholars, Ben Best and Laila Sakr, for a lively discussion about the complications of conducting research in today's environment. Using and re-using data created by others has become an essential part of contemporary scholarly work.   From climate data published by government agencies, to Tweets collected using Open Source software, scholars from a wide variety of disciplines base...

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json
  • Mon, 11/14/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Thomas Padilla

So you’ve engaged in a bit of social media study. How can you share that data and data you might generate in the course of studying it? In this workshop you will learn about approaches to sharing data and places where you can provide persistent access to it.  

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  • Thu, 10/20/2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Mon, 11/07/2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructors: Jon Jablonski and Tom Brittnacher

Want to learn the basics of GIS?  Need to make a map of your research results, but don't know where to start?  This hands-on workshop will give you experience working with common mapping and spatial analysis techniques.

This is a 3-hour introduction to digital...

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map
  • Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructors: Tom Brittnacher and Jon Jablonski

A great deal of social media data is richer than it appears. For example, photos on Instagram and tweets on Twitter often include geospatial information. In this workshop you will learn how to create interactive web maps of social media data using CartoDB and ArcGIS Online. 

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  • Thu, 10/20/2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Mon, 11/07/2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructors: Jon Jablonski and Tom Brittnacher

Want to learn the basics of GIS?  Need to make a map of your research results, but don't know where to start?  This hands-on workshop will give you experience working with common mapping and spatial analysis techniques.

This is a 3-hour introduction to digital...

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json
  • Mon, 10/17/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Thomas Padilla

Increasingly both cultural heritage organizations and corporations like Twitter provide access to data in the JSON (javascript object notation) format. Many popular tools for analyzing this data ask for data in the CSV (comma separated values) format. In this workshop you will learn how to use a simple command line tool called jq to create subsets of Twitter data...

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json
  • Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Shari Laster

Are you interested in using social media data in your research? Often the first step entails figuring out how to collect social media data. In this workshop you will learn how to use a simple command line tool called twarc to collect Twitter data. 

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map
  • Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Jon Jablonski

Want to learn the basics of GIS?  Need to make a map of your research results, but don't know where to start?  

MIL and the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory (IRC) will be hosting a...

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software carpentry
  • Fri, 04/15/2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sat, 04/16/2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they...

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software carpentry
  • Fri, 04/15/2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sat, 04/16/2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they...

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data visualization
  • Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Come to the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory to find out about the new resources offered by the UCSB Library to facilitate data driven research- including new data sources, software, tools, and other support. Graduate student projects and data visualizations will be displayed, with select researchers available to discuss their projects....

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stata
  • Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Learn to navigate the Stata/SE interface, load and clean up data, and do basic regressions in Stata using sample ACS data. This class is capped at 10 users to ensure hands-on support.