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This is to be held at Otakaro 104

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This workshop will help you start using R for data analysis. We will use Stencila and Stencila Sheets which comes with interface familiar to that of word processor and spreadsheet application. You will be able to use some advanced R functions working in the environment that you are comfortable using. This video is a short demonstration of a simple example using R in Stencila Sheets:


Stencila is an open source project funded by a grant from the Sloan Foundation. We are building a tool which enables researchers collaborate on data analysis using programming languages but not having to give up their tool of choice. During this workshop we would like to collect more user feedback and hear back from you what features you would find most useful.


  • 10.00am - 11.00am Introduction to Stencila and Stencila Sheets
  • 11.00am - 12.30pm Using R for data filtering
  • 12.30pm - 13.30pm Break
  • 13.30pm - 15.00pm Data visualisation in R
  • 15.00pm - 15.20pm Break
  • 15.20pm - 16.00pm Q&A

All participants are required to abide by our Code of Conduct.


We will be using a combination of materials from Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry.


This is a fully hands-on workshop. All participants will be working alongside the instructor creating reproducible research documents and writing interactive source code. You will need to bring your own laptop to the workshop (unless it has been arranged otherwise with the workshop hosts and the workshop will be run in a local computer lab). 

If you are bringing laptop to the workshop, it should be running Mac OS X, Linux or Windows; have internet access and installed an up-to-date browser such as Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer. 

We will be working on Stencila Cloud instance. However, if you would like to try out Stencila locally, you can install Stencila Desktop on your machine.

Related Subject Guide: 3. Doing the Research by Dave Lane

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Ōtākaro 104 (Dovedale campus)
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