Software Carpentry

Sunday, 04.07. - Wednesday, 07.07.2021 · 09:00 - 12:00

Basic Research Computing

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills.

This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. You do not need to have prior knowledge of the tools presented in the workshop. Participants will be encouraged to help each other and apply what they learn to their own research problems.

The workshop will address data analysis and visualization in R, focusing on working with tabular data and other core data structures, using conditionals and loops, writing your own functions, and creating publication-quality graphics. As a prelude to R know-how, this workshop also introduces learners to RStudio and auxiliary strategies.


Participants must have access to a computer running a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) on which they have administrative privileges. They should have some specific software packages installed.


  • Sanjay Fuloria
  • Elnaz Amanzadeh Jajin
  • Noelle Held
  • Annajiat Alim Rasel

For more information on the schedule and requirements, please visit the website for this workshop here

The workshop is hosted by the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA) and is free of charge.

Apply here


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