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Wed 27 May 2015
09:30 - 17:30

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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Introduction to Scientific Figure Design

Wed 27 May 2015


This course provides a practical guide to producing figures for use in reports and publications. It is a wide ranging course which looks at how to design figures to clearly and fairly represent your data, the practical aspects of graph creation, the allowable manipulation of bitmap images and compositing and editing of final figures. The course will use a number of different open source software packages and is illustrated with a number of example figures adapted from common analysis tools.

Morning Timetable

  • Introduction
  • Data Visualisation Theory
  • Coffee
  • Data Representation Practical
  • Ethics talk

Afternoon Timetable

  • Design theory talk
  • Ethics practical
  • GIMP Tutorial
  • GIMP Practical
  • Coffee
  • Inkscape Tutorial
  • Inkscape Practical
  • Final practical

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Target audience
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
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Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 27 May 2015   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site map Simon Andrews
Topics covered

Design Theory

  • Graph types, choosing the right plot
  • Figure design, colours, fonts
  • Ethics

Vector Graphics

  • How vectors differ from bitmap images
  • Editing out from SeqMonk, R, Excel

Bitmap Graphics

  • Image editing for microscopy and gels

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