Programming Languages

Swetha Pola

Research Fellow
School of Information

Swetha (she/her) is a 5th Year Master of Information and Data Science student at the School of Information, with experience in Cognitive Science, Psychology research, and product management. Her research interests include building ethical, transparent AI and the impacts of technologies (specifically, mass media, surveillance, and algorithms of bias) on longitudinal behavioral health. She is happy to help with questions on Python, R, SQL, machine learning, neural networks, statistical analysis, and research design!


Python Web Scraping & APIs

June 29, 2022, 1:00pm
In this workshop, we cover how to extract data from the web using Python. We focus on two approaches to extracting data from the web: leveraging application programming interfaces (APIs) and web scraping.
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Python Text Analysis Fundamentals: Parts 1-2

June 14, 2022, 1:00pm
This two-part workshop series will prepare participants to move forward with research that uses text analysis, with a special focus on humanities and social science applications.
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Python Deep Learning: Parts 1-2

June 7, 2022, 1:00pm
This workshop presents a brief history of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) and an explanation of the intuition behind them; a step-by-step reconstruction of a very basic ANN, and then how to use the scikit-learn library to implement an ANN for solving a classification problem.
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Python Fundamentals: Parts 1-4

June 21, 2022, 1:00pm
This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.
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Aaron Culich

Deputy Director of D-Lab; Cyberinfrastructure Architect and Consulting Lead

Aaron Culich is a staff member at the D-Lab with expertise in Cloud Computing, High Performance Computing (HPC), Databases (SQL and NoSQL), JupyterHub and BinderHub infrastructure, and a variety of programming languages (Python, R, Java, C, C++, and more). His ongoing mission is to explore new compute possibilities, discovering useful tools and practices, and making them more accessible to researchers on campus and beyond.

Python Visualization

June 2, 2022, 1:00pm
For this workshop, we'll provide an introduction to visualization with Python. We'll cover visualization theory and plotting with Matplotlib and Seaborn, working through examples in a Jupyter notebook.
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Bash + Git: Introduction

June 1, 2022, 9:00am
This workshop will start by introducing you to navigating your computer’s file system and basic Bash commands to remove the fear of working with the command line and to give you the confidence to use it to increase your productivity. And then working with Git, a powerful tool for keeping track of changes you make to the files in a project.
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R Visualization

May 27, 2022, 9:00am
This workshop will provide an introduction to graphics in R with ggplot2. Participants will learn how to construct, customize, and export a variety of plot types in order to visualize relationships in data. We will also explore the basic grammar of graphics, including the aesthetics and geometry layers, adding statistics, transforming scales, and coloring or panelling by groups. You will learn how to make histograms, boxplots, scatterplots, lineplots, and heatmaps as well as how to make compound figures.
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R Data Wrangling and Manipulation: Parts 1-2

May 24, 2022, 1:00pm
It is said that 80% of data analysis is spent on the process of cleaning and preparing the data for exploration, visualization, and analysis. This R workshop will introduce the dplyr and tidyr packages to make data wrangling and manipulation easier. Participants will learn how to use these packages to subset and reshape data sets, do calculations across groups of data, clean data, and other useful tasks.
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