Software Carpentry Workshop (Shell, Git, Programming with R)
This workshop consists of three parts:
- An introduction to Bash shell scripting (1/2 day)
- Version control with Git (1/2 day)
- Programming with R (1 full day)
In part 1, learners will gain confidence in using the command line to navigate their file structure and work with files on their computer, culminating in writing custom Bash scripts to automate repetitive analyses/tasks.
In part 2, participants will learn the core concepts of version control and be able to implement a simple Git workflow for tracking their own work.
Part 3 covers data analysis and visualisation in R, focusing on working with core data structures, using conditionals and loops, writing costum functions, and running R programs from the command line. Please note that statistical analyses are not covered in this course.
This course is appropriate for learners with some previous programming experience, in R or other languages.
To get an idea of the topics covered in this workshop, you can have a look at the example lesson plans for each of the three parts (Shell, Git and Programming with R) here. But please be aware that the exact content covered in each course can vary slightly, depending on the course instructors and time constraints. You will get more information on this course closer to the starting date.
Note: This course is free of charge.
Workshop Days and Times
Thu, November 30, 2023, 9am - 5pm
Fri, December 1, 2023, 9am - 5pm
The course is aimed at Helmholtz researchers and partner institutions, but we will also admit a limited number of researchers from other institutions. The course is appropriate for learners with some previous programming experience, in R or other languages.