Workshop Registration

Statistical software training workshops in R, Python, and Stata are available to Harvard and MIT affiliates. These workshops are held on the Harvard campus most Friday mornings during the school year. Please register with your university email address, as this is the mechanism by which we determine who is eligible to participate.

IQSS statistical software workshops are available for free to members of the Harvard community. An overview of our upcoming training schedule is available below, together with workshops hosted by our partners at Harvard Business School and Harvard Libraries. For details and registration information on all workshops (requires HarvardKey), please see this page:

 Harvard Training Portal

Upcoming Workshops

2019 Sep 27

Automating work with the Unix Shell

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

K018, CGIS Knafel building, concourse level

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the Unix shell, a power tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes, combine existing programs in new ways, and automate repetitive tasks.

Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-shell for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

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2019 Oct 04

Structured Data, Databases, and SQL

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

220 Cumnock Hall, Allston, Harvard Business School

This hands-on workshop will outline the fundamentals of structured data, introduce you to using SQLite (a lightweight database available on all most computing platforms), and teach you the basics of querying and summarizing data with SQL

Visit http://bit.ly/hbs-sql for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

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2019 Oct 09

Visual Eloquence: Creating Effective Data Visualizations

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Lamont Library B-30, 11 Quincy Street Cambridge

This hands-on workshop will feature brief presentations, an exercise working with a dataset and visualization tools to create a visual presentation, and a discussion followed by pizza. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own data projects or challenges for an open lab session afterward.

Visit http://bit.ly/dssg-visual for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

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2019 Oct 11

Introduction to Stata

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

K018, CGIS Knafel building, concourse level

This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to Stata, including how to import and manipulate data, as well as calculate descriptive statistics.

Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-stata-intro for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

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2019 Oct 18

Introduction to R (session 1)

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

203 Hawes Hall, Allston, Harvard Business School

This hands-on workshop will teach you how to use R to import and manipulate data, install and manage packages, conduct basic statistical analyses, and create common graphical displays.

Visit http://bit.ly/hbs-rintro for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

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2019 Oct 18

Introduction to R (session 2)

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

K018, CGIS Knafel building, concourse level

This hands-on workshop will teach you how to use R to import and manipulate data, install and manage packages, conduct basic statistical analyses, and create common graphical displays.

Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-rintro for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

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2019 Oct 25

R Regression Models

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

K018, CGIS Knafel building, concourse level

This hands-on workshop will demonstrate a variety of statistical procedures using R, including multiple regression, modeling with categorical variables, as wel as model diagnostics and comparison.

Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-rmodels for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

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2019 Oct 25

Intermediate Tableau (session 1)

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Cambridge

This is a hands-on workshop for users who know the basics of Tableau and want to make more complicated visuals. You’ll learn how to combine datasets, make multidimensional scatterplots with simple fit lines, create simple animated datasets, and more.

Visit http://bit.ly/lib-inter-tableau for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

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2019 Nov 01

Introduction to R Graphics with ggplot2

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

K018, CGIS Knafel building, concourse level

This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to the popular ggplot2 R graphics package. It will cover how to create a wide variety of graphical displays in R, using techniques such as layering, mapping variables to aesthetics, working with scales, faceting, and themes.

Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-rgraphics for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

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2019 Nov 07

Using Web APIs with Python

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Cambridge

This hands-on workshop will help participants integrate RESTful APIs into their data processing workflows. We'll look at how to query the Harvard Art Museums API to get metadata about the most popular images in their collections and exhibits, use the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Image API to manipulate the image files, and use the Omeka API to push information into our own collection of digital objects.

Visit http://bit.ly/dssg-python-api for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

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2019 Nov 08

R Data Wrangling

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

K018, CGIS Knafel building, concourse level

This hands-on workshop will prepare you for dealing with messy data by walking you through a real-life example.

Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-rdata for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

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2019 Nov 14

Make Unconventional Data Visualizations using RAWGraphs

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Cambridge

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to make unconventional visualizations that are otherwise hard to make, such as Sankey diagrams, circular visualizations, and flow diagrams (see the RAWGraphs gallery for more examples). After this workshop, you'll understand some advantages and limitations of using free online visualization tools like RAWGraphs.

Visit http://bit.ly/lib-rawgraphs for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

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2019 Nov 15

Intermediate Tableau (session 2)

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Cambridge

This is a hands-on workshop for users who know the basics of Tableau and want to make more complicated visuals. You’ll learn how to combine datasets, make multidimensional scatterplots with simple fit lines, create simple animated datasets, and more.

Visit http://bit.ly/lib-inter-tableau for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

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