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Thu 10 Sep - Fri 11 Sep 2015
09:30 - 17:30

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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ElixirUK: Data Carpentry

Thu 10 Sep - Fri 11 Sep 2015


In many domains of research the rapid generation of large amounts of data is fundamentally changing how research is done. The deluge of data presents great opportunities, but also many challenges in managing, analyzing and sharing data.

Data Carpentry workshops are designed to teach basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data. The workshop is aimed at researchers in the life sciences at all career stages and is designed for learners with little to no prior knowledge of programming, shell scripting, or command line tools.

Workshop Learning objectives & programme

  • How to use spreadsheet programs (such as Excel) more effectively, and the limitations of such programs
  • Getting data out of spreadsheets and into more powerful tools (R)
  • Data management and manipulation
  • Data visualization
  • Workflows and automating repetitive tasks, in particular using the command line shell

This event is organized in collaboration with Data Carpentry. Corse materials are available here.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

Target audience
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here

This course is aimed at beginners, no prior knowledge is required


Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 10 Sep 2015   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building map Laurent Gatto
2 Fri 11 Sep 2015   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building map Laurent Gatto
Topics covered
  • Thinking beyond Excel
  • Introduction to R
  • Working with data in R
  • Working with command line and automation

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals


Two full day sessions


1 time per year

Related courses
Basic Skills and Programming

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