Welcome to Student Computing Club!

The computing club hosts causal bi-weekly seminars focusing on computational topics often encountered in Biostatistics research, and in other Public Health research. The talks are aimed at students at a variety of skill levels, with some talks focusing on bringing new students up to speed, and other others focusing on more intermediate/advanced problems.

This year's club organizers are Aaron Fisher and Prasad Patil, both PhD students in the Biostatistics department.

We've put together a tentative schedule below, and expect to add more details as the year progresses. Some of the topics we're hoping to cover include LaTeX, R, using the cluster, Unix, data-management/project-flow, webpage design, STATA, pretty graphics, and many more. Speakers will include Biostatistics faculty, post-docs, PhD students, and staff.

We'd like these talks will be as useful as possible, and your feedback is very much appreciated, so please let us know if you have a topic you'd like to learn more about!

2013 Spring Schedule:

May 2, 2013
Being a power user with Emacs + Tools for developing R packages + Making interactive d3 plots with the healthvis R package!
Andrew Azman & Prasad Patil
Room W4013, 12:15-1:15pm
Prasad's devtools & healthvis slides
Andrew's emacs slides
Andrew's github for the presentation

April 25, 2013
Intermediate UNIX
Kasper Hansen
Different time & location! Room W2017, 12:00-1:00pm
Kasper's Notes (pdf)
Kasper's Notes (html)
Kasper's Files (zip)

April 4, 2013
Knitr, Slidify & Text Expanders + Unicode -- making slick, fast, and reproducible write-ups
Leonardo Collado Torres & Aaron Fisher
Room W4013, 12:15-1:15pm
Leo's knitr slides (made with Slidfy!)
Leo's code for slides
Aaron's unicode LaTeX pdf
Aaron's unicode LaTeX tex
autohotkey sample script

March 7, 2013
ggplot2 & Shiny -- making pretty interactive graphics
Eitan Halper-Stromberg & John Muschelli
Room W4013, 12:15-1:15pm
Eitan's Slides
Eitan's Supplemental Material - targetseqview
Link to John's Presentation
Link to John's Shiny model

February 21, 2013
Painless Perl Modules
Fernando Pineda
Room W4013, 12:15-1:15pm

February 7, 2013
Colorspace and RColorBrewer packages (Back by popular demand!)
Bruce Swihart
Room W4013, 12:15-1:15pm
Sample R Code
Escaping RGBland with Hue Chroma Luminance (HCL) paper - 2009
colorspace vignette

2012 Fall Schedule:

November 29, 2012
Tricks with UNIX & Bash Scripts
Alyssa Frazee & Elizabeth Sweeney
Room W4013, 12:15-1:15pm
Presentation Notes on Elizabeth's Website (see "Linux Tutorial")

November 15, 2012
Bibtex, Mendeley & More!
Hilary Parker
Room W4013, 12:15-1:15pm

November 1, 2012
Making presentations with Beamer and tikz -- Examples with Justin Beiber and Zombies
Jenna Krall
Room W4013, 12:15-1:15pm
tex, pdf, bibtex, graphics, and style files used in presentation

October 18, 2012
(Basic) Introduction to using the cluster
Marvin Newhouse
Room W4013, 12:15-1:15pm
Presentation Slides

October 4, 2012
Intro to STATA
John Muschelli
Room W4013, 12:15-1:15pm

September 20, 2012
(Basic) Making a website and using git
Leonardo Collado Torres
Room W4013, 12:15-1:15pm
Slides (posted on bitbucket)

September 6, 2012
(Basic) Intro to LaTeX, R and "the Cluster"
Prasad Patil & Aaron Fisher
Room W4013, 12:15-1:15pm
Aaron's LaTeX example
Prasad's slides about the cluster