May 6-7, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructors: Gail Clement, Tom Morrell
Helpers: Donna Wrublewski
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. Special attention will be paid to how data analysis tools have been used in recent projects within the humanities.
We will cover Data organization in spreadsheets and OpenRefine, Advanced OpenRefine and Command line, Version Control with Git and GitHub and Data analysis and visualization in Python. Participants should bring their laptops and plan to participate actively. By the end of the workshop learners should have a firm understanding of the principles and basics of several methods of data management and analysis, and a strong sense of how those methods have been applied in recent scholarship and might be adapted to future research.
Who: The course is for scholars interested in learning about how to use digital methods with humanistic sources and topics.
Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below). They are also required to abide by Data Carpentry's Code of Conduct.
Contact: Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Register by completing the form at the Caltech Library Event Registration Page
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|Morning||Data organization in spreadsheets and OpenRefine|
|Afternoon||Advanced OpenRefine and Command line|
|Morning||Version Control with Git and GitHub|
|Afternoon||Data analysis and visualization in Python|
We will use this Etherpad for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need working copies of the described software. Please make sure to install everything (or at least to download the installers) before the start of your workshop. Participants should bring and use their own laptops to insure the proper setup of tools for an efficient workflow once you leave the workshop.
Please follow these Setup Instructions.
We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.