DVS Workshop: Intro to QGIS

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-06 18:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
Looking for an open source option for GIS to make maps or analyze geospatial data? In this workshop we will demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS and discuss the benefits of using QGIS over other GIS software. In the process, we'll go over some general GIS concepts such as layers, types of GIS files, and projections. This is an introductory class, and no prior GIS experience is needed.
event image

DVS Workshop: Intro to QGIS

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-06 18:00
Wed, Feb 06, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Looking for an open source option for GIS to make maps or analyze geospatial data? In this workshop we will demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS and discuss the benefits of using QGIS over other GIS software. In the process, we'll go over some general GIS concepts such as layers, types of GIS files, and projections. This is an introductory class, and no prior GIS experience is needed.

Intro to QGIS

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-06 18:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Looking for an open source option for GIS to make maps or analyze geospatial data? In this workshop we will demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS and discuss the benefits of using QGIS over other GIS software. In the process, we'll go over some general GIS concepts such as layers, types of GIS files, and projections. This is an introductory class, and no prior GIS experience is needed.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

event image

Book Discussion: "What the Best College Teachers Do" by Ken Bain

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-06 17:00
Bostock 024
West Campus

What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? What the Best College Teachers Do, by Ken Bain, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators.

New faculty at Duke received a copy of this book at New Faculty Orientation in August 2018, and are invited to join us to discuss the book (other faculty are welcome, too - if you don't have a copy of the book, we'll provide one if you register at least a week in advance). 

Lunch will be provided. 

 

event image

DVS Workshop: Rfun - Version Control, Git, & GitHub

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-02-01 15:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
In response to a growing focus on the importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor, scholars are adapting their practices and learning new skills and tools. In this hands-on workshop you will discover how to harness version control using Git and GitHub. Additional applications, including RStudio and Sublime Merge, will be used in class as you gain experience with version control in our workshop setting. Git is a powerful version control system. Git Hub is a social coding repository. RStudio is an open-source data science platform/ecosystem supporting reproducible analysis and report generation. ...
event image

DVS Workshop: Rfun - Version Control, Git, & GitHub

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-02-01 15:00
Fri, Feb 01, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In response to a growing focus on the importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor, scholars are adapting their practices and learning new skills and tools. In this hands-on workshop you will discover how to harness version control using Git and GitHub. Additional applications, including RStudio and Sublime Merge, will be used in class as you gain experience with version control in our workshop setting. Git is a powerful version control system. Git Hub is a social coding repository. RStudio is an open-source data science platform/ecosystem supporting reproducible analysis and report generation. ...

Rfun - Version Control, Git, & GitHub

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-02-01 15:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

In response to a growing focus on the importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor, scholars are adapting their practices and learning new skills and tools. DVS is offering a workshop series that will introduce the concepts, practices and tools that will help increase the reproducibility of your work.

In this hands-on workshop you will discover how to harness version control using Git and GitHub.  Additional applications, including RStudio and Sublime Merge, will be used in class as you gain experience with version control in our workshop setting.  Git is a powerful version control system.  Git Hub is a social coding repository.  RStudio is an open-source data science platform/ecosystem supporting reproducible analysis and report generation.  

To fully participate in this workshop, please bring your own laptop.  This workshop focuses on the practical aspects of configuring RStudio with Git in effort to leverage social coding and GitHub.  Following the workshop you will have the skills to use Git/GitHub without using RStudio.  However, we will use and focus on the R & RStudio implementation in class.

NOTE:  Bring your laptop.

  1. Install R & RStudio on your laptop in advance (instructions).  We will not use any cloud versions for this workshop.
  2. Install the tidyverse package in advance (instructions)
  3. Create a GitHub.com account in advance

Prerequisite:  Intro to R. All attendees are expected to be basically familiar with the R Studio environment.  

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

event image

Exhibit Reception and Talk: Propitious Wind and Rain

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-31 22:00
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Join us for a special reception and artist's talk as we celebrate a new photography exhibit, Propitious Wind and Rain: Photographs from Kunshan by Tom Rankin. 

The exhibit features photographs made in and around Kunshan, China, by Tom Rankin, Professor of the Practice in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Director of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Program. While teaching documentary film at Duke Kunshan University in fall 2016, Rankin also took time to explore Kunshan with his 8x10 view camera in tow. His photographs capture the landscape surrounding the new university, particularly “the ways in which culture, business, and daily life are perpetually in negotiation with land and water.”

The exhibit is on display in the Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery through February 17, 2019.

 

event image

DVS Workshop: Web Mapping

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-31 18:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
This introductory workshop will teach you how to easily build interactive, online maps. After discussing general mapping concepts and technologies, we will present step-by-step tutorials for ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based mapping platform. Topics will include aspects of adding data, creating and styling maps, publishing web applications, and using spatial analysis tools.
event image

DVS Workshop: Web Mapping

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-31 18:00
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This introductory workshop will teach you how to easily build interactive, online maps. After discussing general mapping concepts and technologies, we will present step-by-step tutorials for ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based mapping platform. Topics will include aspects of adding data, creating and styling maps, publishing web applications, and using spatial analysis tools.

Web Mapping

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-31 18:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This introductory workshop will teach you how to easily build interactive, online maps. After discussing general mapping concepts and technologies, we will present step-by-step tutorials for ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based mapping platform. Topics will include aspects of adding data, creating and styling maps, publishing web applications, and using spatial analysis tools.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

event image

DVS Workshop: Open Science: General Principles and Practices

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-01-30 15:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
Open Science is a growing movement that advocates for research to be transparent and openly available to all others for the purposes of engagement, validation, and extension. This workshop will present an overview of the Open Science movement and the general principles of the movement including the importance of access to data, publications, and the underlying research process as well as new initiatives within scholarly communications that support "openness" of the research endeavor such as preprints, registered reports, persistent identifiers, and community engagement platforms.
event image

DVS Workshop: Open Science: General Principles and Practices

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-01-30 15:00
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Science is a growing movement that advocates for research to be transparent and openly available to all others for the purposes of engagement, validation, and extension. This workshop will present an overview of the Open Science movement and the general principles of the movement including the importance of access to data, publications, and the underlying research process as well as new initiatives within scholarly communications that support "openness" of the research endeavor such as preprints, registered reports, persistent identifiers, and community engagement platforms.

Open Science: General Principles and Practices

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-01-30 15:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Open Science is a growing movement that advocates for research to be transparent and openly available to all others for the purposes of engagement, validation, and extension. This workshop will present an overview of the Open Science movement and the general principles of the movement including the importance of access to data, publications, and the underlying research process as well as new initiatives within scholarly communications that support “openness” of the research endeavor such as preprints, registered reports, persistent identifiers, and community engagement platforms.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

event image

DVS Workshop: Rfun - Mapping with R

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-29 19:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
R has become a popular and reproducible option for supporting spatial and statistical analysis. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to plot x/y coordinates; how to generate thematic chloropleths with US Census and other federal data; import shapefiles; and create interactive maps on the web. ...
event image

DVS Workshop: Rfun - Mapping with R

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-29 19:00
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
R has become a popular and reproducible option for supporting spatial and statistical analysis. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to plot x/y coordinates; how to generate thematic chloropleths with US Census and other federal data; import shapefiles; and create interactive maps on the web. ...

Rfun - Mapping with R

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-29 19:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

R has become a popular and reproducible option for supporting spatial and statistical analysis. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to plot x/y coordinates; how to generate thematic chloropleths with US Census and other federal data; import shapefiles; and create interactive maps on the web.

Prerequisites

NOTE:  Bring your laptop.

  1. Use a cloud version of R, or install R & RStudio in advance (instructions)
  2. Install the tidyverse, tidycensus, tigris, and sf packages in advance (instructions)

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

 

event image

DVS Workshop: Rfun - Visualization in R using ggplot2

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-01-25 19:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
Data science skills are increasingly important for research and industry projects. With complex data science projects, however, come complex needs for understanding and communicating analysis processes and results. Ultimately, an analyst's data science toolbox is incomplete without visualization skills. Incorporating effective visualizations directly into the analysis tool you are using can facilitate quick data exploration, streamline your research process, and improve the reproducibility of your research. ...
event image

DVS Workshop: Rfun - Visualization in R using ggplot2

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-01-25 19:00
Fri, Jan 25, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Data science skills are increasingly important for research and industry projects. With complex data science projects, however, come complex needs for understanding and communicating analysis processes and results. Ultimately, an analyst's data science toolbox is incomplete without visualization skills. Incorporating effective visualizations directly into the analysis tool you are using can facilitate quick data exploration, streamline your research process, and improve the reproducibility of your research. ...

Rfun - Visualization in R using ggplot2

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-01-25 19:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Data science skills are increasingly important for research and industry projects.  With complex data science projects, however, come complex needs for understanding and communicating analysis processes and results.  Ultimately, an analyst's data science toolbox is incomplete without visualization skills.  Incorporating effective visualizations directly into the analysis tool you are using can facilitate quick data exploration, streamline your research process, and improve the reproducibility of your research.

In this workshop we will focus on ggplot2, a library for R that creates clear and well-designed visualizations and that plays well with other tidyverse packages. While prior experience with ggplot2 and with other tidyverse packages is not required, some basic familiarity with R is expected.  Please consider attending (or viewing a recording of) our Introduction to R workshop before attending this workshop on ggplot2.

In this workshop, we will use RStudio and RMarkdown files for all exercises. You may use the in-room computers, but if you prefer to bring your own laptop, but please make sure you come with RStudio and the tidyverse package installed.  You may also want to install the knitr package to be able to compile the entire Rmarkdown file. Workshop materials are available if you would like to review them in advance.

Please note: this classroom has a limited number of seats. If you choose to register for the workshop, please make every effort to attend, or if you cannot, please cancel your registration as soon as a conflict comes up. If all spots fill up, we will maintain a waitlist in the event of cancelations.  In addition, a previous version of this workshop has been recorded, and the associated files are available on GitHub. If you can't attend but would like to be notified when a recording is available, please contact Angela Zoss.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

event image