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February 2018

Tableau Workshop

22nd February 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
LIDA, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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Tableau Software, in partnership with the University of Leeds and the Consumer Data Research Centre, is hosting a full-day workshop exclusively for staff and students at Universities around the UK. Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Learn data visualisation best practices and receive hands-on training session delivered by Tableau experts. Please note that only emails ending .ac.uk will be taken into account for the registration. Who teaches the programme? Roy Ruddle, Professor of Computing, University of Leeds Roy…

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March 2018

Introduction to ArcGIS

19th March 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This 1 day course provides an introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) using ESRI’s ArcGIS version 10.2 software. It provides participants with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with using and navigating the software, as well as focussing on the skills of data entry, data manipulation, editing, analysis and mapping. The emphasis of this course is working with vector data in the context of a variety of socio-economic applications. The course will mix teaching with demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Programme objectives…

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Practical Data Science with Python – Liverpool

26th March 2018 - 29th March 2018
University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 3BX United Kingdom + Google Map

The course will provide an introductory overview to several key concepts and tools behind the process of doing Data Science. We will cover topics from data manipulation and visualization, to exploratory data analysis, to learning from models. The course will be taught entirely in Python, the modern industry standard for data science, and will have a substantial hands-on component Course Contents: This course will introduce the participants to the process of doing Data Science. This covers all the steps involved…

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April 2018

Introduction to R

16th April 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This course aims to provide you with an introduction to the analytical programming language R. The course will focus on data pre-processing and visualisation, two of the key steps in understanding and generating insights from data. During the course you will learn about the benefits of R, how R handles different data types and how you can begin to use R to solve complex data science, machine learning and statistical problems. Specifically, you will work with R and its various…

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Introduction to Spatial Data & Using R as a GIS – London

23rd April 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Liverpool (London Campus), 33 Finsbury Square
London, EC2A 1AG United Kingdom
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The course will cover an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R and RStudio. We will show you appropriate ways of using classifications for choropleth maps, using loops in R to create multiple maps and some basic spatial analysis. We will be using RStudio to work with the R environment. By the end of the course you will be able to load data into R, represent it effectively and be…

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Confident Spatial Analysis and Statistics in R & GeoDa – London

24th April 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Liverpool (London Campus), 33 Finsbury Square
London, EC2A 1AG United Kingdom
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In this course we will cover how to prepare and analyse spatial data in RStudio & GeoDa. We will use RStudio to perform spatial overlay techniques (such as union, intersection and buffers) to combine different spatial data layers to support a spatial analysis decision. We will also use RStudio and GeoDa to explore a range of different spatial analyses including Moran’s I and clustering. By the end of the course you will understand how RStudio manages spatial data and be…

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R for Transport Applications: Handling Big Data in a Spatial World

26th April 2018 @ 9:30 am - 27th April 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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Overview This course teaches two skill-sets that are fundamental in modern transport research: programming and data analytics, with a focus on spatial data. Combining these enables powerful transport planning and analysis workflows for tackling a wide range of problems, including: How to effectively handle large transport datasets? Where to locate new transport infrastructure? How to develop automated and reproducible transport planning workflows? How can increasingly available datasets on air quality, traffic and active travel be used to inform policy? How…

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May 2018

Explaining Brexit and Trump with Tidy data graphics

2nd May 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
LIDA, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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2016 was an eventful year. The narrow votes in favour of Brexit in the UK and Trump in the US were a shock to many. You’ve probably heard commentators remark on the underlying causes for why people voted as they did. A familiar caricature is of blue collar disaffection (Leave and Trump) versus liberal, metropolitan values and relative affluence (Remain and Clinton). But is this true of the entirety of the UK and US? In this workshop you'll analyse datasets…

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Introduction to Data Linkage and Analysing Linked Data – Oxford

10th May 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11th May 2018 @ 4:45 pm
Said Business School, University of Oxford, Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP. United Kingdom
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This is a training and capacity building event co-organised by the Administrative Data Research Centre England (ADRC_E) and the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). This short course is designed to give participants a practical introduction to data linkage and is aimed at researchers either intending to use data linkage themselves or those who want to understand more about the process so that they can analyse linked data. Day 1 (Introduction to Data Linkage) will cover examples of the uses of data linkage, data preparation,…

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