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Building Data Science

Posted: Nov, 12, 2013

By: Cathryn CARSON

Today something comes out of the shadows and into the light.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Turn Your Stata Knowledge into R Knowledge

Posted: Nov, 11, 2013

By: Dr. Laura K. Ne...

The first statistical package I learned how to use was Stata, simply because the classes I was taking were taught using Stata. Stata has served me well over the years, but I'm now slowly making the transition to using the open source language and software environment R. People use R for a variety of reasons, but for me it's a practical choice.

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CEOs and Automated Text Analysis

Posted: Oct, 21, 2013

By: Dr. Laura K. Ne...

The recent explosion in availability of digitized text, whether it's text produced in real time by Internet users on cites such as Twitter, Facebook, or on blogs, or the ongoing push by companies like Google to digitize published texts, has prompted an interest in new methods to analyze text-as-data. D-Lab is interested in learning, exploring, and providing training in these newly developing methods.

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View from the Frontdesk

Posted: Oct, 13, 2013

By: Rochelle

Editor's Note: Since the beginning of the semester, the D-Lab has benefited from the addition for four remarkable undergraduate students who joined our ranks as frontdesk staff. In this edition of the D-Lab blog, we hear from two frontdesk colleagues as they share short tidbits of memorable -- and at times disarming -- experiences from the frontdesk.

Hayley Laity: Diving Head-First into the Culture of D-Lab

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Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2014 - Tuition discounts

Posted: Oct, 13, 2013

By: Cathryn CARSON

From the (new!) Berkeley Digital Humanities Council:

Looking for opportunities to develop hands-on skills with digital humanities tools and methodologies? Consider registering for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI; June 2-6, 2014 in Victoria, BC, Canada), which offers week-long courses on topics including:

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Data and the Shutdown

Posted: Oct, 07, 2013

By: Jon Stiles

I really should have seen it coming

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D-Lab is hiring - position #1

Posted: Sep, 13, 2013

By: Cathryn CARSON

D-Lab is hiring administrative staff! Look for posting #16644 at jobs.berkeley.edu (Administrative Officer 2).

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Courses across campus - Methods, tools, and data

Posted: Aug, 18, 2013

By: Cathryn CARSON

Berkeley has incredible course offerings for social scientists in training. They're in scores of departments across a dozen colleges and schools. That's the richness of Berkeley, and also its challenge: How do you find your way to courses you need? Some are in the disciplinary departments. Many others are in the professional schools.

Check out the Fall 2013 course list -- now online.

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Strategic planning

Posted: Jun, 15, 2013

By: Cathryn CARSON

D-Lab is a curious venture. We ran a lean operation in Spring 2013 -- lean in dollars, lean in staff, lean in philosophy. Even as we experimented and gathered data, we served more users than we dreamed we could.

To launch our operations, we built two sets of public-facing services:

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Director search!

Posted: Jun, 13, 2013

By: Cathryn CARSON

From the Vice Chancellor for Research

Posted: 6/13/13

 

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