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A Data Carpentry Workshop

QUBES, Summer Institute on Quantitative Biology

June 20, 2016

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Instructors: Jason Williams, Arietta Fleming-Davies

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 Cloud computing and command line for genomics and Data analysis and visualization in R. 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: North Carolina State University, Raleigh. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

Requirements: For this demo, participants must bring a laptop. At a full Data Carpentry workshop you may need to intsall 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. Registration is directly through CyVerse at

"Want to see the full workshop?"

See a link to a recent workshop and full set of lessons May 2016 Genomics Data Carpentry at NIH


Day One: 1:30PM - 3:30PM

Intro, Data Processing, and Organization
Intro to Data Carpentry Jason
Intro to the Data Set Jason
Genomics Data Tidyness Jason
Connecting to the Cloud in 5 Minutes or Less Jason
R and R Studio Orientation Jason
Intro to R and R Studio Jason

Post Workshop

How to Make This Work on Your Own
Launching Your Own Cloud Instances On Your Own

We will use this Etherpad for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.


For this demo, you will only need a laptop! At a full Data Carpentry workshop you typically 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.