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A Data Carpentry Workshop

Natural History Museum

Jan 19-20, 2016

10:00am - 4:30pm

Instructors: Ahmad Alam, Martin Callaghan, Malcolm Penn, Consuelo Sendino

Helpers: to be confirmed

General Information

Data Carpentry workshops are for any researcher who has data they want to analyze, and no prior computational experience is required. This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data.

We will cover Better use of Excel, How best to prepare for Emu, Introduction to R and Best practices in GIS. Participants should bring their laptops and plan to participate actively. By the end of the workshop learners should be able to more effectively manage and analyze data and be able to apply the tools and approaches directly to their ongoing research.

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers.

Where: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a few specific software packages installed (listed below). They are also required to abide by Data Carpentry's Code of Conduct.

Contact: Please mail for more information.

Preliminary Schedule

Day 1

Morning Better use of Excel
Afternoon How best to prepare for Emu

Day 2

Morning Introduction to R
Afternoon Best practices in GIS


To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need working copies of the described software. Please make sure to install everything (or at least to download the installers) before the start of your workshop. Participants should bring and use their own laptops to insure the proper setup of tools for an efficient workflow once you leave the workshop.

Please follow these Setup Instructions

We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.