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Across disciplines, there is an increasing demand for data-driven research to find answers to complex issues. The most common used programming languages for data-analysis are Python and R. Do you want to get acquainted with the basics of R? Then this workshop is for you!

Event details of Introduction to programming with R, UnixShell and Git
Start date
25 September 2023
End date
28 September 2023
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From Monday, September 25 to Thursday, September 28, the Library in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit (VU) will be hosting a four-day course for researchers and master's students from UvA and VU. The course aims to provide a foundational understanding of programming with R, Unix Shell, and Git.

The course design is based on The Carpentries; a worldwide organization of researchers, programmers and knowledge workers who teach their colleagues data and software skills in a low threshold way. 

The course will cover the following topics: 

  • Programming with R 

  • Unix Shell 

  • GitHub 

No prior knowledge is required. Participants will receive links to download Open Source software before the start of the workshop. The course instruction and materials are in English.

Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a SURF Edubadge, a digital certificate and proof of attendance that can be shared on your LinkedIn or CV. 

Workshop details

The workshop is offered at no cost. Please note that lunch is not included, so bring your own lunch. We will take care of coffee and tea.

Date and time

This workshop takes place on four days
Start Date: Monday, September 25, 2023 
End Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023 

Time: 09.30 - 14.30


Monday, September 25 - REC B2.08, Roeterseiland Campus 
Tuesday, September 26 – REC E0.03, Roeterseiland Campus 
Wednesday, September 27 – REC E0.03, Roeterseiland Campus 
Thursday, September 28 – REC E0.15, Roeterseiland Campus 


By signing up you agree to comply with The Carpentries Code of Conduct. In case of more than 25 applicants, a selection is made based on background and motivation. No later than September 18 you will receive a message on whether your participation is final.