Coding & Cookies

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Most sessions are held 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Morgan Library, Computer Classroom 175

Good data management practices are becoming increasingly important in the digital age. Because we now have the technology to freely share research data, and also because funding agencies want to do more with decreasing research funds, many funding agencies and journals require authors and grantees to share their research data. Coding & Cookies sessions are focused on coding in R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics.

New to R or RStudio? We encourage you to attend the first session, R Basics. A basic working knowledge of R and RStudio is helpful to get the most out of the rest of the sessions.

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Spring 2018 Sessions

Fri., Apr. 20 – Version Control Using Git

We’ve all intuitively used some type of version control in our work such as saving multiple versions of a document. While easy, it can cause file bloat and ultimately become more complicated. Luckily, formal version control systems have been developed to streamline this process. This session, we’ll be covering version control using git. After this session, you’ll be able to create a git repository, make and add changes to the repository, and use GitHub to remotely store your repository.

Thu., May 17 – Reproducible Reports with R Markdown (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m)

Documenting your analysis in a way that is understandable to a colleague (or yourself 3 months later) can be challenging. One way to make reports more readable, even by people who don’t code, is to alternate human readable text with machine readable code. We’ll learn about creating reproducible reports of this type using knitr. After this session, you’ll be able to create R markdown documents, add formatted text and executable code blocks, and render the R markdown document into a final report.