Software carpentry 17.-18.01.2019

General Information

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. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Best Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: Seminar room Kodavere, University of Tartu Library (W. Struve 1), Tartu. 

When: Jan 17-18, 2019. Add to your Google Calendar.

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

Syllabus

The Unix Shell

  • Files and directories
  • History and tab completion
  • Pipes and redirection
  • Looping over files
  • Creating and running shell scripts
  • Finding things
  • Reference...

Programming in Python

  • Using libraries
  • Working with arrays
  • Reading and plotting data
  • Creating and using functions
  • Loops and conditionals
  • Defensive programming
  • Using Python from the command line
  • Reference...

Version Control with Git

  • Creating a repository
  • Recording changes to files: addcommit, ...
  • Viewing changes: statusdiff, ...
  • Ignoring files
  • Working on the web: clonepullpush, ...
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Open licenses
  • Where to host work, and why
  • Reference...

Contact: Please email laura.altin@ut.ee for more information.

See https://elixirestonia.github.io/2019-01-17-tartu-NeIC for more information.

Register here https://goo.gl/forms/84EdtRsalQ6zayHu1

 

 

Start date: 

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 09:15

End date: 

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 17:00

Name: 

Laura Altin

Email: 

Host organisation: 

Event type: 

Workshops and courses
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. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.