Data @ Rice Workshop Series

Data @ Rice Workshop Series

This free workshop series sponsored by Fondren Library and the Center for Research Computing provides hands-on training in the basics of organizing, documenting, analyzing, and visualizing your data.

(Registration is limited to current Rice students, faculty, and staff or Friends of Fondren at the patron level and above. Please see Fondren Library's Short Course Registration Policy.)

Fall 2019 Short Courses

Event/Description Date/Time/Location

Python for Beginners

This is a hands-on workshop that introduces you to Python, one of the most popular programming languages. It covers the basic concepts, conditional statements and loops, functions, etc. Students will begin coding by solving sample problems.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to GitHub

GitHub is a place where millions of developers gather every day to collaborate on open source software. It hosts billions of lines of code.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Collaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to R

This course will cover the foundational elements of coding in R including understanding the interface and syntax of R as well as basic techniques for storing and manipulating data sets in R.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Collaboration Space, B43A

Python for Beginners

This is a hands-on workshop that introduces you to Python, one of the most popular programming languages. It covers the basic concepts, conditional statements and loops, functions, etc. Students will begin coding by solving sample problems.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Using Rice’s Private VM Cloud

 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
DMC Multi Purpose Room (basement of Fondren)

Introduction to GitHub

GitHub is a place where millions of developers gather every day to collaborate on open source software. It hosts billions of lines of code.


Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Collaboration Space, B43A

Using Excel to Manage and Analyze Data

Do you have data that you need to organize or analyze? This short course will cover techniques for organizing, importing, manipulating and summarizing your data using advanced Excel features such as data lists, pivot tables and functions. It will also provide tips for using Excel productively.


Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Python-Pandas

Pandas is one of the most useful Python libraries, used for the creation, manipulation, and analysis of data tables. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of table creation and manipulation in Pandas.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pmCollaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to Time Series Analysis

This course will teach the basics of time series analysis, a statistical approach to dealing with sequential data sets.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Using Excel to Manage and Analyze Data

Do you have data that you need to organize or analyze? This short course will cover techniques for organizing, importing, manipulating and summarizing your data using advanced Excel features such as data lists, pivot tables and functions. It will also provide tips for using Excel productively.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to Time Series Analysis

This course will teach the basics of time series analysis, a statistical approach to dealing with sequential data sets.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Python-Pandas

Pandas is one of the most useful Python libraries, used for the creation, manipulation, and analysis of data tables. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of table creation and manipulation in Pandas.


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pmCollaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to R

This course will cover the foundational elements of coding in R including understanding the interface and syntax of R as well as basic techniques for storing and manipulating data sets in R.


Friday, September 27, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Collaboration Space, B43A

Python Data Visualization with Matplotlib

Matplotlib is the most popular data visualization library in Python. It allows us to create figures and plots. This tutorial is intended to help you get up-and-running with Matplotlib quickly.


Monday, September 30, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Collaboration Space, B43A

Python Data Visualization with Matplotlib

Matplotlib is the most popular data visualization library in Python. It allows us to create figures and plots. This tutorial is intended to help you get up-and-running with Matplotlib quickly.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Collaboration Space, B43A

Excel Charts Tips for Visualizing Data

Excel is an easy to use tool for creating charts and graphs. This short workshop will provide tips and techniques for refining and customizing Excel’s basic chart types.


Friday, October 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Collaboration Space, B43A

R Visualization and Data Manipulation

This course will build upon the basics of R and introduce basic forms of data visualization techniques in R as well as more advanced forms of data manipulation that weren't covered in the introductory class through use of for loops and if statements.


Monday, October 7, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Collaboration Space, B43A

Web Scraping with Python

In this workshop, we will collect Yelp reviews for Houston Restaurants and work with Yelp REST APIs. It will be a hands-on session.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

R Visualization and Data Manipulation

This course will build upon the basics of R and introduce basic forms of data visualization techniques in R as well as more advanced forms of data manipulation that weren't covered in the introductory class through use of for loops and if statements.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Collaboration Space, B43A

The Absolute Basics of Jupyter Notebooks

Every day, thousands (if not more) of programmers, statisticians, data scientists, information professionals, and journalists use Jupyter, an open-source web app that interactively presents live code augmented with visua


Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

R visualization with ggplot2

In this class I will give an introductory lesson to the functionality and application of the ggplot2 package in R.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to Microsoft Access

Access is a relational database. In this course, we will introduce the basic components of the database. First, we’ll look at some common database terms. You’ll also take a closer look at the Navigation pane.


Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Introduction to Data Management

Drowning in data? Not sure how to organize and back it up? This hands-on workshop will share tips for effectively organizing, documenting and storing research data.


Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Fondren Collaboration Space

Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics

SPSS is a widely used program for statistical analysis in social science. SPSS allows you to perform highly complex data analysis with simple instructions. In this workshop we will take a step-by-step approach to the software through hands-on activities.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to Shell Scripting in Bash

Learn to automate repetitive, day-to-day tasks to maximize your productivity.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to TensorFlow

Come see what all the hype is about in artificial intelligence and deep learning! We'll build simple neural networks and apply them to tasks such as handwriting recognition and playing Pong./


Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to SQL

Introduction to relational databases and how SQL queries are utilized to manipulate and store data from a relational database.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A