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A Data Carpentry Workshop


Jul 25-26, 2016

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructors: Paula Andrea Martinez, Mahdi Belcaid

Helpers: Din Matias

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 incude a DIPnet introduction and intro to command line, Using command line, Introduction to R for data analysis and Data manipulation and visualization in R. Participants should bring their laptops, have software pre-installed 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 students, researchers, postdocs and professors who are using molecular techniques to address questions concerning marine biodiversity.

Where: Philippines, Quezon City. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating sytem (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed R and R studio (listed below). They are also required to abide by Data Carpentry's Code of Conduct.

Contact: Please email, for more information.

Preliminary Schedule


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey

Day 1

Morning DIPnet introduction and intro to command line
Afternoon Using command line

Day 2

Morning Introduction to R for data analysis
Afternoon Data manipulation and visualization in R

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


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 download the installers) before the start of your workshop. Participants should bring and use their own laptops to ensure 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.