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March 2018

LIDA Seminar: The answer to life, the universe and everything?

22nd March 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Worsley Dental Lecture Theatre 6.142, Worsley Building
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics is pleased to present the next seminar in our series showcasing data analytics. “The answer to life, the universe and everything? Scrambling through international data to analyse the resource requirements of well-being.” Humanity faces the challenge of how to achieve a high quality of life for over 7 billion people without destabilizing critical planetary processes. Using indicators designed to measure a ‘safe and just’ development space, we quantify the resource use associated with meeting…

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Roger Tomlinson Annual Lecture: ‘Data, Software, and Services: Views from Industry and Academia’

22nd March 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Senate House (Court and Jessel Rooms) London, WC1E United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) are pleased to host the annual Roger Tomlinson Prize lecture. This year's lecture will be given by Michael Gould, Esri's Global Education Manager, and is entitled 'Data, Software, and Services: Views from Industry and Academia'. The event is supported by the Association for Geographic Information (AGI). The annual Roger Tomlinson Prize will also be presented at this event. The Prize was established at University College London (UCL) by Jack Dangermond, founder of Esri, and…

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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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LondonR

27th March 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL Darwin Lecture Theatre (Lower Floor), Darwin Building, Malet Place
London, WC1E 7JG United Kingdom
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Free

The CDRC in collaboration with Mango Solutions are hosting the popular 'LondonR' event at University College London (UCL) on 27 March. The focus will be on all things 'R' and is directed at anyone that has an interest in developing a better understanding of how best to utilize this software. Agenda 2:30pm Pre meeting workshop - Introduction to ggplot2 6:00pm Registration 6.30pm Presentations followed by drinks Presentations Using R to Understand Revenue Opportunities for your Online Business - Catie Gamble, M&S Tools…

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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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*Please note this course is now fully booked* 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,…

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Building Simple Smartphone Apps without coding – 19th April

19th April 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
LIDA, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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Ever wanted to learn more about how mobile applications can be built? Are you coming from the business sector with questions about how mobile apps can gather the data you need? This half-day training course, run as part of the Leeds Digital Festival 2018, is designed as an introduction to exploring the building blocks of Smartphone apps, the relative merits of different approaches in creating mobile content, and to give you an insight into the technology behind the ever-growing smartphone…

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Building Simple Smartphone Apps without coding – 23rd April

23rd April 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
LIDA, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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Ever wanted to learn more about how mobile applications can be built? Are you coming from the business sector with questions about how mobile apps can gather the data you need? This half-day training course, run as part of the Leeds Digital Festival 2018, is designed as an introduction to exploring the building blocks of Smartphone apps, the relative merits of different approaches in creating mobile content, and to give you an insight into the technology behind the ever-growing smartphone…

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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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This course is now fully booked. 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…

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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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This course is now fully booked. 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…

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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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**Please note this course is now fully booked** 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…

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