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Vacation School 2017: Timetable

Participants are registered either for the whole week, or for all sessions from Monday afternoon onwards. If you do not remember what you registered for, please check your confirmation email (or, failing that, please ask Olivia Garcia <wdsi dot enquiries at warwick dot ac dot uk>).

Light refreshements are available in the short break within each morning/afternoon session. Participants should make their own arrangements for lunch.

All sessions are in the Zeeman building (Maths and Statistics).

Before the Vacation School week: Drop-in clinics for R setup problems

David Selby will be available in Zeeman A0.02 at the following times, to help Vacation School participants resolve any problems they may have had in setting up R, Rstudio and the recommended packages:

  • Wednesday 6 September, 1100-1200
  • Thursday 7 September, 1400-1500

Please come to a clinic session if you have had any difficulty with setting these things up on your own laptop. If you cannot come to the clinic on either of these days, then please do post a question to the Vacation School Forum and hopefully someone there will be able to help.

Monday 11 September

Morning: Introduction to R (only for those who have registered for it)
  • 0910 - 0930: Arrivals and registration (Zeeman building main atrium, ground floor)
  • 0930 - 1045: Introduction to R (Heather Turner). Zeeman MS.03.
  • 1045 - 1115: refreshments
  • 1115 - 1230: Lab session 0 (Heather Turner, David Firth and David Selby). Zeeman A0.02.
Afternoon:
  • 1315 - 1330: Further arrivals and registration (those not taking the morning Intro session)
  • 1330 - 1430: Literate Programming (for Lazy PhDs?) in R Markdown (David Selby). Zeeman MS.03.
  • 1430 - 1500: refreshments
  • 1500 - 1600: Lab session 1 (Heather Turner, David Firth and David Selby). Zeeman A0.02.

Tuesday 12 September

Morning:
  • 0930 - 1045: Organising data and code (Heather Turner). Zeeman MS.03.
  • 1045 - 1115: refreshments
  • 1115 - 1230: Lab session 2 (David Selby, Heather Turner and David Firth). Zeeman A0.02.
Afternoon:
  • 1330 - 1430: Data visualization (Greg McInerny). Zeeman MS.03.
  • 1430 - 1500: refreshments
  • 1500 - 1600: Lab session 3 (Greg McInerny, Heather Turner and David Selby). Zeeman A0.02.

Wednesday 13 September

Morning:
  • 0930 - 1045: Multivariate data analysis (Matt Moores). Zeeman MS.03.
  • 1045 - 1115: refreshments
  • 1115 - 1230: Lab session 4 (Matt Moores, David Firth and Heather Turner). Zeeman A0.02.
Afternoon:
  • 1330 - 1430: Statistical models in R (David Firth). Zeeman MS.03.
  • 1430 - 1500: refreshments
  • 1500 - 1600: Lab session 5 (Heather Turner, David Firth and David Selby). Zeeman A0.02.

Thursday 14 September

Morning:
  • 0930 - 1045: Publication-quality tables and graphs (Heather Turner). Zeeman MS.03.
  • 1045 - 1115: refreshments
  • 1115 - 1230: Lab session 6 (Heather Turner, David Firth and David Selby). Zeeman A0.02.
Afternoon:
  • 1330 - 1430: Reproducibility in Science (Thomas Nichols). Zeeman MS.03.
  • 1430 - 1500: refreshments
  • 1500 - 1600: Participant-led discussion (Participants' own questions/problems; with Thomas Nichols, David Firth, Heather Turner, Matt Moores and David Selby). Zeeman MS.03. General (additional) lab session (Heather Turner, Matt Moores, David Firth and David Selby). Zeeman A0.02.

Friday 15 September

Morning only:
  • 0930 - 1045: Collaboration, Outreach and Learning to Commit (David Selby) Zeeman A0.02.
  • 1045 - 1115: refreshments
  • 1115 - 1230: Wrap-up session -- some final pointers and discussion. (Heather Turner and David Firth). Zeeman MS.03.
  • 1230: END