University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa; 47th Annual Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
12:00pm - 2:00pm HST
Carrie Tribble, Chandra Earl
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.
The goal of this workshop is to teach novice programmers to write modular code
and best practices for using R for data analysis and to gauge student interest in future Carpentries workshops at UH. R is commonly used in many
scientific disciplines for statistical analysis and its array of third-party
packages. We find that many scientists who come to Software Carpentry workshops
use R and want to learn more. The emphasis of these materials 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. Note that this workshop will
focus on teaching the fundamentals of the programming language R, and will not teach statistical analysis.
The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers at the
University of Hawaii's 47th Annual Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium.
You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools
that will be presented at the workshop.
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).
We are committed to making this workshop
accessible to everybody. For workshops at a physical location, the workshop organizers have checked that:
The room is wheelchair / scooter accessible.
Accessible restrooms are available.
Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and
large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the
organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for
you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please
get in touch (using contact details below) and we will
attempt to provide them.
Install R by downloading and running
this .exe file
Also, please install the
Note that if you have separate user and admin accounts, you should run the
installers as administrator (right-click on .exe file and select "Run as
administrator" instead of double-clicking). Otherwise problems may occur later,
for example when installing R packages.
Instructions for R installation on various Linux platforms (debian,
fedora, redhat, and ubuntu) can be found at
<https://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/>. These will instruct you to
use your package manager (e.g. for Fedora run
sudo dnf install R and for Debian/Ubuntu, add a ppa
repository and then run sudo apt-get install r-base).
Also, please install the