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February 2018

Data Archive Event: Programming Pizza Party

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learning Python or R? Need dedicated practice time where you can ask questions? Like pizza? This 2-hour work session is designed to give people a chance to work on their Python/R projects alongside other beginners, and receive support from other users and our in-house experts. Bring your laptop, questions, and anything you are working on. Brought to you by the UCSF Library Data Science Initiative and the Institute for Computational Health Sciences.

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Winter Wednesday Workshops: Introduction to Research Data Management

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm Research Library (Charles E. Young) Research Commons (RC) Classroom The focus of this talk is on understanding and applying initial steps to facilitate data management and data reuse. Topics covered will include data management plans, the data life cycle, file management, and metadata. Attendees will get a chance to practice using these approaches. Register

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Winter Wednesday Workshops: Presentation Strategies and Tools

February 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 – 11:30am to 1:00pm Research Library (Charles E. Young) Research Commons (RC) Classroom Joanna Chen Cham (Library) and Anthony Caldwell (CDH/Library) team up to tackle Prezi, Keynote, Powerpoint — and get you thinking visually. Register

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Data Archive Event: Data Management & File Organization

February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you struggle with organizing your data? This workshop teaches practical techniques for organizing your data files. Topics include: common file organization errors  best practices for file organization

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Introduction to Mplus 8.1

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mplus is a powerful statistical package used for the analysis of both observed and latent variables. Among the kinds of analysis it can perform are exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, latent class analysis, latent growth curve modeling, structural equation modeling and multilevel modeling. This workshop is designed for people who are just getting started using Mplus. Our aim is to orient participants to the basic structure, syntax, data and output associated with this package. Mplus version 8.1 will be…

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Data Archive Event: Data Sharing Bootcamp

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever been asked to share your data by a journal editor or funder? Do you want to make your research more reproducible and data citable? This hands-on practical bootcamp will cover all of these topics and give you the skills to Comply with journal/funder data sharing policies Find relevant data repositories Upload your data into a repository Ensure your data is reusable Understand “metadata” Please bring your laptops and your data! Instructors: Tim Dennis, UCLA, Director of the Data Archive Daniella Lowenberg, DASH…

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Winter Wednesday Workshops: Squeeze more info from texts with Python

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm Research Library (Charles E. Young) East Classroom Peter Broadwell wrestles and wrangles with the toughest texts. Register

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Winter Wednesday Workshops: Introduction to Statistical Software

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm Research Library (Charles E. Young) Research Commons (RC) Classroom Christine Wells (Institute for Digital Research and Education), performs feats of fortitude, bending recalcitrant data to her will. Register

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Winter Wednesday Workshops: Excel for Research

February 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 – 11:30am to 1:30pm Research Library (Charles E. Young) Research Commons (RC) Classroom Anthony Caldwell (Center for Digital Humanities) shows how spreadsheets can be really helpful in structuring data—either as a stage during collecting, or as an alternative to a database. Register

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XSEDE HPC Workshop: BIG DATA

February 7 @ 8:00 am - February 8 @ 2:00 pm

UCLA-IDRE along with XSEDE and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce a two day Big Data workshop (February 7-8, 2018, 8 AM-2 PM PDT each day). This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform. For registration and detailed information, visit: https://www.psc.edu/current-workshop Agenda: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 All times given are Pacific 08:00 Welcome 08:25 Intro to Big Data 09:00 Hadoop 09:30 Intro to Spark 10:00…

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