Software Carpentry Workshop - R

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Curtin University

Building 216, Room 201, Bentley WA 6102, Australia


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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 have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Best Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: B216:201, Curtin Bentley Campus.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email for more information.


Day 1

09:00Automating tasks with the Unix shell

10:30Morning Tea (provided)

12:30Lunch break (BYO)

13:30Version control with Git

15:00Afternoon Tea (provided)


Day 2

09:00 Introduction to R and RStudio

10:30 Morning Tea (provided)

12:30 Lunch break (BYO)

13:30 Introduction to the R tidyverse

15:00 Afternoon Tea (provided)

17:00 Wrap-up

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided, lunch is BYO.

For the syllabus and more info see the event page:


Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on, or otherwise have the required software installed.

They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed on the workshop webpage). They are also required to abide by Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct

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Building 216, Room 201, Bentley WA 6102, Australia


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