DC Workshop Organized by Texas Library Digital Library

Texas State Digital Library

Dec 07-12 2020

9:00 - 13:00

Instructors: Elnaz Amanzadeh, Akshay Parpokari

General Information

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: Online. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: Dec 07-12 2020. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email elibio449@gmail.com , diannamorganti@txstate.edu or Paropkari@gmail.com for more information.

Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.

Code of Conduct

Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


Day 1

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9:00 AM Introduction
9:20 AM Pre-workshop survey
9:25 AM Setup
09:35 AM 1. Working with OpenRefine
10:10 AM 2. Filtering and Sorting with OpenRefine
10:40 AM BREAK
10:50 AM 3. Examining Numbers in OpenRefine
11:20 AM 4. Using scripts
11:50 AM 5. Exporting and Saving Data from OpenRefine
12:20 PM 6. Other Resources in OpenRefine
12:40 PM Wrap-up
12:50 PM Introduction to Python</td> </tr>
01:00 PM END
09:00 AM Set Up
09:10 AM 1. Python Basics
10:10 AM Break
10:20 AM 2. Python control structures
11:20 AM 3. Creating re-usable code
12:10 AM 4. Processing data from a file(Part 1)
12:50 AM Wrap up
01:00 PM END


To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.

We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.

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