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Carpentry in R underway at Griffith University

A diverse group attended this week’s QCIF-hosted Carpentries workshop in statistical software ‘R’ at Griffith University.

The three-day Nathan campus-based workshop was fully booked with more than 30 attendees from Griffith, UQ, USQ and the state government. Their research domains ranged from business, environmental science, health, education, humanities and social sciences.
 
Across 11–13 April, attendees learned how to automate tasks in the Unix shell, build programs with R, and version control with Git.
 
Griffith-based QCIF eResearch Analyst Amanda Miotto led instruction of the training alongside Griffith Senior Programmer Heidi Perrett.
 
Dr Marieke Frassl, a research fellow with Griffith’s Australian Rivers Institute; Ido Bar, a postdoctoral research fellow at Griffith’s Environmental Futures Research Institute; and Griffith librarian Kylie Poulton served as helpers throughout the workshop.
 
Marieke, Ido and Elizabeth McCarthy of USQ, who all undertook QCIF’s Carpentries instructor training earlier in the week (9–10 April), taught demonstration segments during the R workshop as part of the process of becoming fully qualified Carpentries instructors.
 
The Carpentries include Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry, which aim to teach foundational computational and data science skills to researchers. 
 
Please contact Amanda if you are interested in future Carpentries training at Griffith University: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 
Ido Bar (standing) tested his Carpentries instructor training at Griffith's R workshop. (Photo: Amanda Miotto, QCIF)