Workshops: Past Years

Fall 2019 Schedule


November 

Introduction to Python and Web Scraping

  • November 8, 2019, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Andrew Halterman

Github materials here 

The Tidyverse and Grammars of Data Manipulation in R

  • November 22, 2019, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Paige Bollen 

 

Spring 2019 Schedule


March

Automated Text Analysis for Political Science

  • March 14, 12-2 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Andy Halterman

Workshop slides here 

Rcpp and Optimizing R

  • March 22, 12-2 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Adam Rauh

Workshop slides here


April

Introduction to SQL

  • April 11, 12-2 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Jacob Coblentz

Workshop slides here 


May

Special Session: Roundtable on Practical Advice for Face-to-Face Survey Data Collection 

  • May 3, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Pye Room (E40-496) 
  • Organizer: Phil Martin 
  • Panelists: Ben Morse, Blair Read, & Andrew Miller 

Workshop slides here 

Introduction to GIS Part 1: GIS Basics with ArcGIS  

  • May 10, 12-2 p.m., MIT GIS Data Lab at the Rosch Library (7-238) 
  • Instructors: Jesse Clark & Daniel Sheehan (MIT GIS Data Lab) 

Introduction to GIS Part 2: Visualization and Analysis in R  

  • May 21, 3-5 p.m., E53-485 
  • Instructors: Tuğba Bozçağa & Nina McMurry

 Workshop slides & materials here 

 

Fall 2018 Schedule


September

Introduction to LaTeX Part 1: LaTeX Basics

  • September 14, 12-2 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Nina McMurry

Workshop slides here 

Introduction to LaTeX Part 2: Beamer Presentations, BiBTeX Referencing and R Integration with LaTeX

  • September 21, 12-2 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Minh Trinh

Workshop slides here 


October

Introduction to Python and Web Scraping

  • October 5, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Andrew Halterman

Github materials here 

Write, Collaborate, and Publish More Efficiently with Overleaf Pro+

  • October 12, 12-2 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Christine Malinowski (MIT Libraries)

Workshop slides here

The Tidyverse and Grammars of Data Manipulation in R

  • October 19, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Elissa Berwick

Workshop slides here


November

Using the PML High-Performance Computing System (xvii)

  • November 16, 3:30 - 5:30, Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Adam Rauh

Workshop slides here

Using GitHub for Version Control and Collaboration

  • November 30, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Tugba Bozcaga 

Workshop slides here

 

Spring 2018 Schedule


Parsing Text with Python

  • February 23, 2-4 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Andy Halterman

March

Introduction to Unix

  • March 2, 12-2 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Jacob Coblentz

Working with Remote Computational Resources

  • March 9, 12-2 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Elissa Berwick and Weihuang Wong

High Performance Computing on the Political Science Department Cluster (xvii)

  • March 23, 12-2 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Soubhik Barari

April

Special Session: Roundtable on Practical Advice for Face-to-Face Survey Data Collection

  • April 13, 2-4 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Organizer: Nina McMurry
  • Moderated by Prof. F. Daniel Hidalgo

Spatial Data: GIS Visualization and Analysis

  • April 20, 12-2 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Tugba Bozcaga

Workshop materials here

Fall 2017 Schedule


September

Introduction to LATEX Part 1: LATEX Basics and Reference
Management

  • September 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructors: Guillermo Toral and Weihuang Wong

Introduction to LATEX Part 2: Presentations and Dynamic
Report Generation in LATEX

  • September 22, 2 – 4 p.m., Room 438
  • Instructor: Elissa Berwick

October

dplyr + ggplot2: Grammars of Data Manipulation and Graphics in R

  • October 13, 1 – 3 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Andy Halterman

Using the Harvard-MIT Data Center Cluster for High-Performance
Computing

  • October 20, 1 – 3 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Soubhik Barari

 


November

Building Interactive Web Apps in R with Shiny

  • November 17, 2 – 4 p.m., Millikan Room
  • Instructor: Weihuang Wong