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March 2022

Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Connecting to the Hoffman2 Cluster via a terminal from a Windows machine + Q&A

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Using Rstudio Server on Hoffman2 + Q&A

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours Series: Using Rstudio on Hoffman2 is best with a Rstudio Server app. This Happy Hour shows an example of using a Rstudio Server with Singularity/Apptainor. Any…

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Abstract and Artist Statement Workshop

Learn how to write an abstract or artist statement for the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase and other Undergraduate Research Week events or conferences! Applications to participate in the Showcase are due…

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Cornerstone 1: Getting Started With Research

Learn how to get started with research and creative inquiry at UCLA including how to find opportunities, earn course credit for doing research or creative practice, and how to find…

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April 2022

W2: Using NGS Analysis Tools

April 5 @ 9:00 am - April 7 @ 12:00 pm
529 Boyer Hall, 611 Charles E Young Dr E,
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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High-throughput sequencing technology involves a number of concepts and techniques that shape a project before application-specific processes are utilized. First, this workshop introduces the more “universal” aspects of high-throughput sequence…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Connecting to the Hoffman2 Cluster via a terminal from a MacOS or Linux computer + Q&A

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to…

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W18: Advanced Python

April 5 @ 1:30 pm - April 7 @ 4:30 pm
529 Boyer Hall, 611 Charles E Young Dr E,
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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This workshop will cover some more advanced topics in python including an overview of object-oriented python (this will not be an in-depth course on object-oriented programming), use of the numpy…

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Cornerstone 1: Getting Started With Research

Learn how to get started with research and creative inquiry at UCLA including how to find opportunities, earn course credit for doing research or creative practice, and how to find…

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Undergraduate Research Week Info Session

Learn all about Undergraduate Research Week, UCLA’s annual weeklong celebration of undergraduate research and creative inquiry, and how you can participate in the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase event and…

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Abstract and Artist Statement Workshop

Learn how to write an abstract or artist statement for the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase and other Undergraduate Research Week events or conferences! Applications to participate in the Showcase are due…

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Cornerstone 2: Developing a Research Question

Learn how to turn your interests into a research question! Turn your general ideas for a topic into a set of research questions, and then get started generating effective keywords…

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Abstract and Artist Statement Workshop

Learn how to write an abstract or artist statement for the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase and other Undergraduate Research Week events or conferences! Applications to participate in the Showcase are due…

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W28: Introduction to Phylogenetics

April 12 @ 12:00 am - April 14 @ 12:00 am
529 Boyer Hall, 611 Charles E Young Dr E,
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Phylogenetics – the reconstruction of the evolutionary history of a the variety of species known to us, is among the most fundamental and traditional tasks in Biology. With the dramatic…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Connecting to the Hoffman2 Cluster via a remote desktop + Q&A

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to…

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Research Publishing & Reproducibility Brown Bag – New NIH Data Sharing Policy: Changes and Use-Cases

Online Webinar (Registration Required) Click to register DGIT and the UCLA Library have come together to discuss reproducibility, data management and publishing strategies for biomedical researchers. This month's topic is: New…

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Quantitative Research Methods Workshop

Learn quantitative methods for conducting research in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and behavioral sciences!

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Interviewing Methods Workshop

Learn research methods for interviewing subjects including question design, how to do an interview, and project management at this free virtual workshop for undergraduates.

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Cornerstone 3: Finding Sources

Learn the most effective search strategies for finding what you need at the UCLA Library. Navigate your research with ease and pick out the best sources for your project! In…

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Research and Time Management Workshop

Learn strategies, tips, and tools for managing your research or creative project to stay on track and maintain balance in your life!

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Connecting to the Hoffman2 Cluster via Jupyter Notebooks + Q&A

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to…

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URC-HASS Scholarship Info Session

Learn all about URC-HASS’s scholarship opportunities for humanities, arts, and social science student and how you can receive $200-$15,000 in scholarships for doing research or creative inquiry! Find out more…

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Using Container on HPC resources

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This workshop will go over how to use container on HPC resources. Containers are a great way to run scientific software on various HPC platforms. Users can create a ‘virtual’…

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URSP and Keck Fellows Info Session

Learn all about the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) and the UCLA/Keck Humanistic Inquiry Undergraduate Research Awards (Keck Fellows), as well as how to apply! URSP participants can receive $4,500-$6,000 in scholarships, and…

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Introduction to Google Cloud Platform. Part 1: Overview

Google cloud platform (GCP) is a cloud environment, developed by Google, where users can easily access a wide range of cloud computing services, such as running computational programs, application development…

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Cornerstone 4: Collecting and Citing Sources

Learn how to create a customized library of resources for your project! Find out how to auto-generate your bibliography in virtually any citation style, keep track of your sources, and…

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Introduction to the Bash Shell Command Line

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Unix shell has been around longer than most of its users have been alive. It has survived so long because it’s a power tool that allows people to do…

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W14: Intro to Modern Statistics with R

April 26 @ 9:00 am - April 28 @ 12:00 pm
529 Boyer Hall, 611 Charles E Young Dr E,
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Through this seminar, attendees will walk away knowing when and how to run modern versions of traditional statistical analysis. These tests and the underlying bioinformatical lesson about resampling will be…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Transferring data to and from the Hoffman2 Cluster + Q&A

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to…

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Virtual Presentation Workshop

Learn how to craft a standout presentation for the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase and other Undergraduate Research Week events and conferences!

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Introduction to Google Cloud Platform. Part 2: Compute engine and practice

Google cloud platform (GCP) is a cloud environment, developed by Google, where users can easily access a wide range of cloud computing services, such as running computational programs, application development…

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Cornerstone 5: Writing a Literature Review

Writing a literature review can seem like a daunting task. Attend this interactive workshop to learn strategies for writing a literature review! This workshop is free and open to all…

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Git for beginners

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this lesson we use Git from the Unix Shell. Some previous experience with the shell is expected, but isn’t mandatory.

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May 2022

W17: Machine Learning with Python

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
529 Boyer Hall, 611 Charles E Young Dr E,
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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This workshop will cover the basic principles involved in the applications mentioned above, such as pattern recognition, linear and non-linear regression and cluster analysis. The workshop will be oriented towards…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Who’s afraid of the command line? + Q&A

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to…

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W20: Single-Cell RNA-Seq Analysis with Python

May 3 @ 1:30 pm - May 6 @ 4:30 pm
529 Boyer Hall, 611 Charles E Young Dr E,
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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This workshop aims to introduce the basic concepts and algorithms for single-cell RNA-seq analysis. It will help participants obtain a better idea of how to use scRNA-seq technology, from considerations…

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Virtual Presentation Workshop

Learn how to craft a standout presentation for the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase and other Undergraduate Research Week events and conferences!

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Cornerstone 6: Developing a Research Plan

Streamline your research plan and learn how to organize your drafts, resources, and time when writing a research assignment. This workshop is free and open to all undergraduates. This workshop…

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Python for Data Science – Part 1

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Introduction to basic Python syntax, data structures and data science tools. After this workshop learners will be able to: 1.Understand the basics of Python 3; 2. Describe the different data…

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Hierarchical Bayesian modeling with applications for spatial environmental data science

IDRE ECR Group is excited to announce the following workshop on Hierarchical Bayesian modeling with applications for spatial environmental data science: Title: Hierarchical Bayesian modeling with applications for spatial environmental…

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Data Visualization with Python I: Plotting Fundamentals

Python is a very popular language for computational and data science, and it has many powerful capabilities for visualizing data. Data visualization plays an essential role in representing data so…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Loading and unloading applications via environmental modules (R, anaconda, etc. examples) + Q&A

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to…

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Research Publishing & Reproducibility Brown Bag – New NIH Data Sharing Policy: Data Management Plan Strategies

Online Webinar (Registration Required) Click to register DGIT and the UCLA Library have come together to discuss reproducibility, data management and publishing strategies for biomedical researchers. This month's topic is: New…

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Virtual Presentation Workshop

Learn how to craft a standout presentation for the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase and other Undergraduate Research Week events and conferences!

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URSP and Keck Fellows Info Session

Learn all about the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) and the UCLA/Keck Humanistic Inquiry Undergraduate Research Awards (Keck Fellows), as well as how to apply! URSP participants can receive $4,500-$6,000 in scholarships, and…

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Research and Creative Proposal Workshop

Learn how to write a research or creative proposal for scholarship program applications! Applications for the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) and the UCLA/Keck Humanistic Inquiry Undergraduate Research Awards (Keck…

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Python for Data Science – Part 2

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Introduction to basic Python syntax, data structures and data science tools. After this workshop learners will be able to: 1.Understand the basics of Python 3; 2. Describe the different data…

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Boosting Python for High Performance Data Analytics (1) Interpreter War

While Python becomes the most popular programming language since 2019, data scientists often have a few common complaints about its slow speed and the limited capabilities of handling the big…

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Data Visualization with Python II: Making Interactive Plots and Widgets

Python is a very popular language for computational and data science, and it has many powerful capabilities for visualizing data. Data visualization plays an essential role in representing data so…

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NFTs: Getting Started in New Digital Markets

NFTs seem to be everywhere now. NFT stands for non fungible tokens. The creation and exchange of NFTs has been revolutionary in many ways, particularly in terms of arts and…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Working interactively on the Hoffman2 Cluster & monitoring resource utilization +Q&A

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to…

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Introduction to Survival Analysis in R

Survival analysis models time-to-event outcomes. This workshop introduces usage of the survival package in R for some of the most commonly used survival methods. Topics include data setup, Kaplan-Meier estimates…

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W5a: RNA-seq I Analysis

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - May 19 @ 4:30 pm
529 Boyer Hall, 611 Charles E Young Dr E,
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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RNA-seq I aims to provide an introduction and the basics tools to process raw RNA-seq data on a cluster machine (Hoffman2). The workshop can serve also as a starting point…

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Virtual Presentation Workshop

Learn how to craft a standout presentation for the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase and other Undergraduate Research Week events and conferences!

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Research and Creative Proposal Workshop

Learn how to write a research or creative proposal for scholarship program applications! Applications for the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) and the UCLA/Keck Humanistic Inquiry Undergraduate Research Awards (Keck…

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Getting started with computational text analysis with Python

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will provide a beginner’s introduction to computational text analysis using Python. It will cover the major approaches and opportunities for using computational methods to analyze text. We will…

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URSP and Keck Fellows Info Session

Learn all about the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) and the UCLA/Keck Humanistic Inquiry Undergraduate Research Awards (Keck Fellows), as well as how to apply! URSP participants can receive $4,500-$6,000 in scholarships, and…

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Boosting Python for High Performance Data Analytics (2) DataFrame Game

While Python becomes the most popular programming language since 2019, data scientists often have a few common complaints about its slow speed and the limited capabilities of handling the big…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Running non interactive applications on the Hoffman2 Cluster (batch jobs) + Q&A

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to…

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R Graphics: Introduction to ggplot2

This seminar teaches the “grammar” of graphics that underlies the ggplot2 package, allowing the user to build eye-catching, publication-quality graphics layer-by-layer. We cover the basic elements of the grammar of…

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W5b: RNA-Seq II Analysis

May 25 @ 9:00 am - May 26 @ 11:00 am
529 Boyer Hall, 611 Charles E Young Dr E,
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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RNA-seq II aims to provide tools for analysis of gene expression data from read counts to biology using R. To facilitate learning, the workshop will use a real case study…

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URC-HASS Scholarship Info Session

Learn all about URC-HASS’s scholarship opportunities for humanities, arts, and social science student and how you can receive $200-$15,000 in scholarships for doing research or creative inquiry! Find out more…

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What is Causal Inference and Where is Data Science Going?

    Speaker: Judea Pearl Professor UCLA Computer Science Department University of California Los Angeles Date and Time:May 27, 2022 @12:00 PM (PST) Location: Zoom   Registration: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscOugpzMoHNWEBVGRezm715JHi6fJCQoo Abstract: The…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Array jobs: run multiple jobs of the same type from one submission script + Q&A

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to…

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Graphing Interactions Using the PROCESS Macro in SPSS

This workshop will demonstrate how to include moderation terms (AKA interaction terms) in linear models, how to interpret the coefficients, and how to graph the interaction using the PROCESS macro…

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URSP and Keck Fellows Info Session

Learn all about the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) and the UCLA/Keck Humanistic Inquiry Undergraduate Research Awards (Keck Fellows), as well as how to apply! URSP participants can receive $4,500-$6,000 in scholarships, and…

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June 2022

W4: Galaxy for NGS Data Analysis

June 1 @ 1:30 pm - June 2 @ 3:30 pm
529 Boyer Hall, 611 Charles E Young Dr E,
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Galaxy (https://usegalaxy.org/) is a web-based infrastructure for bioinformatics application. First, this workshop introduces participants to using Galaxy for analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing data. Next, this workshop covers the structure of…

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Research and Creative Proposal Workshop

Learn how to write a research or creative proposal for scholarship program applications! Applications for the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) and the UCLA/Keck Humanistic Inquiry Undergraduate Research Awards (Keck…

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Research Publishing & Reproducibility Brown Bag – New NIH Data Sharing Policy: Use-Cases and Common Questions

Online Webinar (Registration Required) Click to register DGIT and the UCLA Library have come together to discuss reproducibility, data management and publishing strategies for biomedical researchers. This month's topic is: New…

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Zoom like a Pro Workshop

June 15 @ 1:00 pm

Ever wonder how some people look like newscasters when they are Zooming? In this hour-long workshop, we will cover Zoom settings, external equipment options, and lightning and camera techniques that…

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Tigrinya Language Digital Initiatives Symposium

June 16 @ 9:00 am - June 19 @ 1:00 pm

 June 16 – 19, 2022 Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PST)   Please visit the Symposium Website for conference information.  Opening Keynote Address: Dr. Aida Habtezion, Chief Medical Officer and Head of…

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Introduction to the Bash Shell Command Line

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Unix shell has been around longer than most of its users have been alive. It has survived so long because it is a power tool that allows people to…

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Introduction to R

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Introduction to the basic R programming language syntax, data structures and data science tools. After this workshop learners will be able to: 1. Download, install and use Rstudio; 2. Understand…

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Git for beginners

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this lesson we use Git from the Unix Shell. Some previous experience with the shell is expected, but is not mandatory.

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