April 20-21, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructors: Martin Callaghan, Lee Etchels, Marlene Mengoni, Seb Sikora
Helpers: Marco-Felipe King, Natalie Gilkeson
Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. We will encourage you to help one another and to apply what you have learned to your own research problems.
For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Best Practices for Scientific Computing".
Who: The course is aimed at doctoral students from the centres of doctoral training in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine and in integrated-Tribology. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
Requirements: We will be using Matlab and a few other tools that are installed on the PCs in the teaching cluster we will be using. You will need to install one software package on your M:drive (see below). We also ask you to abide by Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct.
Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organisers have checked that:
Please ask us if you need materials in advance of the workshop or you need large print versions.
Contact: Please mail M.Mengoni@leeds.ac.uk for more information.
Dietary requirements: Lunch and coffee breaks are included for both days. Please mail Cheryl Harris for any requirements other than vegetarian
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|09:00||Welcome and introductions|
|09:30||Using the shell to do more in less time|
|10:50||Using version control to manage files|
|13:30||Introduction to Matlab|
|15:15||Matlab and good programming practice|
|09:00||Welcome and recap on day 1|
|09:30||More work with the shell|
|10:50||Version control and collaboration with Git and Github|
|13:15||Problem solving with Matlab|
|15:15||Using Matlab with the shell|
|16:00||Sharing code, documentation and licencing|
|17:00||Wrap-up and close|
We will use this Etherpad for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
Blackboard Collaborate: Marlene's room.
We will use this Collaborate room to share screens.
Download the Git for Windows Portable archive. Extract the archive on your M:drive (via Desktop Anywhere if you are not a student based in Leeds - double click won't work: open 7-Zip from All Programs > Miscellaneous and extract your downloaded file): on the pop-up window, type M:\GitForWindows