Libraries Offering Data Services Series Workshops | Electronic News

Data Services Workshops are designed to provide faculty and students with training in data management, data visualization and analysis software platforms, and finding data resources. To register for these workshops, please follow the links attached to each event.

Introduction to US Census Data
Participants will be introduced to the various US Bureau of Census surveys and how to access demographic data available from surveys using the data platform, censum.data.gov. Additionally, participants will learn how to use the library’s GIS tool, Social Explorer, for demographic mapping and IPUMS to retrieve microsample data samples for public use.
Register for the workshop on Wednesday, February 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Find Cash Data Resources | Budget, taxes and debt
Participants will gain hands-on experience locating US Treasury data resources as well as other relevant sources.
Register for the workshop on Wednesday, February 23 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Getting started with R and RStudio
This workshop will introduce participants to the use of R and RStudio. No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. Participants will have to download and install R before the workshop. Both software are open-source and free to download. Participants will also need to bring their own laptop to the workshop.
Register for the workshop this Tuesday, March 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Register for this Wednesday, March 2, workshop from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Data analysis and visualization with R and RStudio
This workshop will introduce participants to R tasks such as reading data, analyzing data, and plotting data. Attendees should have attended the Getting Started with R and RStudio workshop or have basic knowledge of using R. Attendees should download and install R and R Studio before the workshop. Participants will also need to bring their own laptop to the workshop.
Register for the workshop this Tuesday, March 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Register for this Wednesday, March 9, workshop from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

R and RStudio Special Topic: Scrapping Twitter
This workshop will introduce participants to using R and RStudio to scrape Twitter. Attendees should have attended the Getting Started with R and RStudio workshop or have basic knowledge of using R. Attendees should download and install R before the workshop. Both software are open-source and free to download. Participants will also need to bring their own laptop to the workshop.
Register for the workshop on Wednesday, March 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Get started with using Microsoft Excel for data analysis
In this workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience using Microsoft Excel for data analysis and visualization.
Register for the workshop on Thursday, March 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Special Rand RStudio Topic: Using APIs to Bulk Download Federal Data
This workshop will introduce participants to using R and RStudio to extract bulk federal data using APIs. Attendees should have attended the Getting Started with R and RStudio workshop or have basic knowledge of using R. Attendees should download and install R before the workshop. Both software are open-source and free to download. Participants will also need to bring their own laptop to the workshop.
Register for the workshop on Wednesday, April 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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