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June 2017

Interactive data visualization using Bokeh in Python

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come learn how to make interactive data visualization using Bokeh in Python. Bokeh was designed to help people quickly and easily create interactive plots, dashboards and data applications. We’ll cover…

ARC-TS Town Hall on Next Generation HPC Cluster

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Room 3114, Med Sci I, 1301 Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, MI United States

The University of Michigan is beginning the process of building our next generation HPC platform, “Big House.”  Flux, the shared HPC cluster, has reached the end of its useful life.…

GIS and spatial models for areal data

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will develop introductory concepts, tools, and techniques to model spatially referenced data observed over a regular or irregular grid. We will cover models such as spatial autoregressive that…

An Introduction to Rcpp: Integrating C++ in R

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

R is a powerful yet accessible tool for many aspects of data science.  However, user written functions in R can sometimes be prohibitively slow since R is an interpreted rather…

July 2017

GIS and models in geostatistics

July 6 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Geostatistics deals with continuous variation over space and emphasizes the idea of spatial correlation via covariance. It is widely used for spatial interpolation. We will use ArcGIS to explore and…

Best practices on Programming

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will introduce participants to several good programming practices. Topics include: proper use of identifier names and comments; self-documenting code; modularization; use of tests and assertions; debugging, profiling code;…

Collecting Data from Social Media APIs using Python

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Social media is a rich source of data for social scientists and data scientists. We’ll cover how to use the APIs from leading social media sites including Facebook, Google and…

GeoPandas: The easy way to work with spatial data in Python

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Do you use pandas for data manipulation?  Do you work with spatial data?  GeoPandas is the spatial extension of pandas in python. The goal of GeoPandas is to make working…

August 2017

Parallel Computing in R

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

There are numerous packages supporting parallel computing in R. Rather than provide an exhaustive overview, we will focus on the use of the ’foreach’ and ‘multicore’ packages for running R…