Workshop Materials

We offer a series of statistics and programming workshops to members of the Harvard and MIT communities. If you are not a Harvard or MIT affiliate, or if your schedule does not permit you to attend these workshops, you can still use our workshop materials for self-study.

Introduction to Python

Description

Notes and materials for the "Introduction to Python" workshop at IQSS. This workshop teaches the basic grammar of the Python programming language, a powerful but easy to use tool for getting more out of your computer.  Little to no knowledge of Python or programming is assumed.

Materials and resources

Introduction to R

Description

Notes and materials for the "Introduction to R" workshop at IQSS. Learn how to import and manage data sets, create R objects, install and load R packages, conduct basic statistical analyses, and create common graphical displays. This workshop is appropriate for those with little or no prior experience with R.

Materials and resources

Live interactive notebook with code examples that you can run and modify in your web browser.
Static workshop notes with code examples and results.
All workshop materials as a zip compressed archive.
Development version on github -- use this for bug reports and contributions.
R and RStudio software downloads.

Regression models in R

Description

Notes and materials for the "Regression models in R" workshop at IQSS. Learn how to fit linear and generalized linear models, manage categorical variable contrasts, and graph and interpret model results. This workshop is appropriate for those with basic familiarity with R, such as might be acquired through and introductory R workshop.

Materials and resources

Live interactive notebook with code examples that you can run and modify in your web browser.
Static workshop notes with code examples and results.
All workshop materials as a zip compressed archive.
Development version on github -- use this for bug reports and contributions.
R and RStudio software downloads.

R graphics

Description

Notes and materials for the "R graphics with ggplot2" workshop at IQSS. Learn how to create a wide variety of graphical displays in R. Topics covered included aesthetic mapping and scales, faceting, and themes. This is an intermediate level workshop appropriate for those already familiar with R. Participants should be familiar with importing and saving data, data types (e.g., numeric, factor, character), and manipulating data.frames in R.

Materials and resources

Live interactive notebook with code examples that you can run and modify in your web browser.
Static workshop notes with code examples and results.
All workshop materials as a zip compressed archive.
Development version on github -- use this for bug reports and contributions.
R and RStudio software downloads.

R data wrangling

Description

Notes and materials for the "R data wrangling" workshop at IQSS. This workshop will to prepare you for dealing with messy data by walking you through real-life example.

Materials and resources

Live interactive notebook with code examples that you can run and modify in your web browser.
Static workshop notes with code examples and results.
All workshop materials as a zip compressed archive.
Development version on github -- use this for bug reports and contributions.
R and RStudio software downloads.

Introduction to Stata

Description

Notes and materials for the "Introduction to Stata" workshop at IQSS. Learn how to navigate Stata’s graphical user interface, create log files, and import data from a variety of software packages.  We will also share tips for getting started with Stata including the creation and organization of do-files, examining descriptive statistics, and managing data and value labels. This workshop is designed for individuals who have little or no experience using Stata software.

Materials and resources

Static workshop notes with code examples and results.
All workshop materials as a zip compressed archive.
Development version on github -- use this for bug reports and contributions.
Stata software downloads for Harvard FAS affiliates.

Introduction to Programming

Materials for the Introduction to Programming for Researchers workshop
at IQSS (https://dss.iq.harvard.edu/event/introduction-programming)

Materials:

- Workshop data

- Worshop code

Data Science Tools

 

Description

Notes and materials for the "Data Science Tools" workshop at IQSS. In this workshop we look at the kinds of tools that data scientists use (programming languages, statistics packages, version control, text editors and integrated development environments) and discuss the pros and cons of popular alternatives.

Materials and resources

Workshop notes and slides with code examples and results.
All workshop materials as a zip compressed archive.
Development version on github -- use this for bug reports and contributions.

 

RCE intro

Description

Notes and materials for the "Introduction to the Research Computing Environment" workshop at IQSS. This workshop teaches the basic skills needed to run your analyses and computations on the RCE, a powerful computer cluster maintained by IQSS. No prior cluster computing experience is required.

Materials and resources

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Materials from discontinued workshops are unmaintained, but remain available here.