News, events and workshops

Fri, 01/01/2021 - 14:45

This Software Carpentry workshop will introduce novice programmers to the R software environment, a powerful, popular and free statistical and graphical programming language. R is commonly used in many scientific disciplines for statistical analysis and its array of third-party packages. The emphasis of this workshop is to give attendees a strong foundation in the fundamentals of R, and to teach best practices for scientific computing: breaking down analyses into modular units, task automation, and encapsulation.

Fri, 22/01/2021 - 14:45

This Software Carpentry workshop will introduce the building blocks of the Python scripting environment. Participants will learn about basic programming concepts including simple and complex data types, conditionals and looping that are applicable to Python and other languages. This workshop will prepare participants to carry out batch analysis and equip them with the knowledge to start creating automated pipelines to increase data processing power and productivity.