October 13: Getting Started with R workshop

Jump start your research with R, the open source programming language and software environment for data analysis. On October 13th, Seth Robbins will lead a Getting Started with R workshop at the Scholarly Commons. From the Commons website:


“R is powerful, free and extensible statistical software that has become an increasingly important tool for researchers and students engaging in data analysis. In this workshop, we’ll demonstrate how to get up and running with R using RStudio and explore using R’s built-in functions for solving basic statistical problems.”

The event is free and open to all. Participants are encouraged to pre-register on the Scholarly Commons website. Hope to see you there!

WHAT:  Getting Started with R workshop

DATE: Monday, October 13

TIME: 1:00-1:50 p.m.

LOCATION: Scholarly Commons, 314 Main Library (take the stairs/elevator on the Wright Street side of the building)

Getting Started with R is offered through the Scholarly Commons’ Savvy Researcher workshop series. For other Savvy Researcher events, see the SC event calendar.

October 24: Victoria Stodden for Open Access Week

Dr. Victoria Stodden: “Opportunities and Challenges for Open Data and Code: Facilitating Reproducibility”

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom, 601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana

Refreshments at 9:30
Talk and Conversation from 10-11:30

The University Library invites the campus community to join a conversation with Victoria Stodden (Columbia University) on “Opportunities and Challenges for Open Data and Code: Facilitating Reproducibility”.

Known for her research and policy work on open data and reproducible science, Victoria Stodden is an assistant professor of Statistics at Columbia University and with the Columbia University Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering. After pursuing degrees at Stanford in Statistics and Law, her research has focused on the problem of enabling reproducibility in computational science. Victoria has developed the acclaimed “Reproducible Research Standard,” a suite of open licensing recommendations for the dissemination of computational result and is the co-founder of RunMyCode, an “open platform for disseminating the code and data associated with published results, and enabling independent and public cloud-based verification of methods and findings.” She serves on the National Academies of Science Committee on “Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process” and on the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI).

For more information, see http://go.illinois.edu/vstodden

Learn more about Open Access Week events! http://go.illinois.edu/openaccessweek

Sponsored by the Scholarly Commons of the University Library and made possible through a generous gift from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.