Data GIS Blog
Duke Libraries are happy to welcome the 2016 ASA DataFest to the Edge on April 1-3rd. As part of DataFest 2016, the Edge is hosting five DataFest related workshops designed to help teams and others interested in data driven research expand their skills. All workshops will meet in the Edge Workshop Room (1st Floor Bostock Library). Laptops are required for all workshops.
We wish all the teams success in the competition and hope to see you in the next few weeks!
DataFest Workshop Series
Data Analysis with Python
Tuesday, March 22
This will be a hands-on class focused on performing data analysis with Python. We’ll help participants set-up their Jupyter Notebook development environment, cover the basic functions for reading and manipulating data, show examples of common statistical models and useful packages and show some of the python visualization tools.
Introduction to R
Wednesday March 23
Introduction to R as a statistical programming language. This session will introduce the basics of R syntax, getting data into R, various data types and classes, etc. The session assumes no or little background in R.
Data Munging with R and dplyr
Monday, March 28
This session will demonstrate tools for data manipulation and cleaning of data in R. Majority of the session will use the dplyr and tidyr packages. Some background in R is recommended. If you are not familiar with R, make sure to first attend the first R workshop in the series.
Data visualization with R, ggplot2, and shiny
Wednesday, March 30
This session will demonstrate tools for static and interactive data visualization in R using ggplot2 and shiny packages. Some background in R is recommended. If you are not familiar with R, make sure to first attend the first R workshop in the series.
EDA and Interactive Predictive Modeling with JMP
Thursday, March 31
JMP® Statistical Discovery Software is dynamic, visual and interactive desktop software for Windows and Mac. In this hands-on workshop we see tools for exploring, visualizing and preparing data in JMP. We’ll also learn how to fit a variety of predictive models, including multiple regression, logistic regression, classification and regression trees, and neural networks. A six month license of JMP will be provided.
Thanks to an earlier fall deadline, we are already ready to announce the winners of our fourth year of the Duke Student Data Visualization Contest. The 14 visualizations submitted highlighted some very exciting visualization work being done by students of all ages here at Duke. The winners and other submissions to the contest will soon be featured on the Duke Data Visualization Flickr Gallery.
As in the past, the submissions were judged on the basis of five criteria: insightfulness, broad appeal, aesthetics, technical merit, and novelty. The three winning submissions this year exemplify all of these and tell rich stories about three very different types of research projects. The winning submissions will be converted to larger poster versions and hung in the Brandaleone Lab for Data and Visualization Services (in the Edge). Be on the look out later this semester for a reception to celebrate their hard work! The winners will also receive Amazon gift cards. We are very grateful to Duke University Libraries for their continuing support of the contest.First place:
Global Flows of Agriculture and Forestry Feedstocks
Brandon Morrison, Ph.D. Candidate (Division of Earth & Ocean Sciences, NSOE)
Feature Interpretations from Ground Penetrating Radar at Vulci, Italy
Katherine McCusker, Ph.D. Student (Art History)
Simulated Sediment Deposition at Continental Margins
Candise Henry, Ph.D. Student (Division of Earth & Ocean Sciences, NSOE
Please join us in celebrating the outstanding work of these students!