R and Python workshops on Campus – Winter 2024




Workshop Series available on Campus on R and Python:

– Biochem
– Social Science Computing Cooperative (SSCC)
– UW Libraries – SSteenbock Library Workshops
– Computational Biology, Ecology, & Evolution (ComBEE) Study Groups

R and Python at Biochem

R and Python “Clubs” were established in late 2022.
The Python Club is currently closed but may be restarted in a new format. Minutes and scripts from the sessions are available online: beginners, intermediate_advanced, communication.

The R-Club is continuously meeting every other week.
Minutes and scripts from the sessions are available online: R-studygroup

New in-house workshops will be available soon.

Social Science Computing Cooperative (SSCC)

See complete listing at https://sscc.wisc.edu/sscc_jsp/training/
Note: Intro sessions are one date while wrangling sessions are multiple dates.
Location is 3218 Sewell Social Sciences or as detailed in the links.

Title Date Time Instructor
to Python for Data Analysis
1/12 10:00 – 3:00 Dimond
to R
1/12 10:00 – 2:30 Struck
Wrangling in R
1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19 10:00 – 3:00 Struck
Wrangling in Python
1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19 10:00 – 2:30 Dimond
Models in R
1/22 9:00 – 12:00 Hemken
Visualization in R: ggplot2 Basics
1/22 10:00 – 12:00 Struck
Regression Results in R
1/22 1:30 – 3:30 Struck
Diagnostics with R
1/24 1:00 – 4:00 Struck
Variables in R
1/30 10:00 – 12:00 Struck
to R
1/31 9:00 – 12:00 Struck
to Python for Data Analysis
1/31 1:00 – 4:30 Dimond


Steenbock Library Workshops

See details on announcement page: Learn how to analyze data using Python and/or R programming languages (via Zoom) for details on each workshop. Below is a summary for dates and registration links for R and Python series.
Open to all UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff.
Registration required:
Registration is by workshop, not for the entire series.

Date & Time Topic: R Programming Register
Friday, February 9, 10am-12pm R Basics https://go.wisc.edu/5728tw
Friday, February 16, 10am-12pm R Basics (repeat) https://go.wisc.edu/4irmwh
Friday, February 23, 10am-12pm Data Wrangling https://go.wisc.edu/43l6v6
Friday, March 1, 10am-12pm Data Visualization https://go.wisc.edu/71r9a3
Friday, March 8, 10am-12pm Reports https://go.wisc.edu/p3d136
Friday, March 15, 10am-12pm README Files in RStudio https://go.wisc.edu/gp5ml2


Date & Time Topic: Python Programming Register
Tuesday, February 13, 10am-12pm Introduction (repeat) https://go.wisc.edu/0yr37t
Tuesday, February 20, 10am-12pm Loops, Lists, and Functions https://go.wisc.edu/28tooa
Tuesday, February 27, 10am-12pm Spreadsheets and Data Manipulation https://go.wisc.edu/6xbv4i
Tuesday, March 5, 10am-12pm Data Visualization with Seaborn https://go.wisc.edu/6sok43
Tuesday, March 12, 10am-12pm Batch Processing and Working with Image Collections https://go.wisc.edu/34619b

Data Science Hub

The Data Science Hub collect a larger set of training material list on: datascience.wisc.edu/training-resources/ that also include workshops offered as Software Carpentry or Data Carpentry options.

Most workshops are offered online.

The easiest way to be informed is to subscribe to their newsletter.

Coding Meet-up

A very useful option is the free Coding Meetup help: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30–4:30 p.m. CT.

Come to Coding Meetup to ask questions about tools you learn about, how to apply coding tools to your work, troubleshoot coding bugs, or anything else related to your data or code. We also welcome additional helpers at Coding Meetup, if you’d like to help answer questions that come up.

ComBEE Study Groups

The Computational Biology, Ecology, & Evolution (ComBEE) is a group of researchers at UW-Madison interested in computational biology in ecology and evolution. There are study groups: one for R and one for Python, plus a monthly meeting on different topics related to biology.

Location: Microbial Sciences Building (MSB) 1550 Linden Drive Madison, WI 53706-1521

Join the ComBEE Google Group by filling this form: https://combee-uw-madison.github.io/studyGroup/signupform.html (needs to be connected to google account with UW NetID.)


R study group in Spring 2024 will happen every 2 weeks, on Tuesday at 1pm in MSB 4503. Click here to see our previous lessons.
This semester’s R Study Group is facilitated by Patricia Tran.

R study group
January 30, 2024
February 13, 2024
February 27, 2024
March 12, 2024
No R Study Group during Spring Break
April 9, 2024
April 23, 2024



in Spring 2024 will happen every 2 weeks, on Tuesday at 1pm in the Microbial Science Building Room MSB 4503.
This semester is facilitated by Madeline Topf.

Python Study Group
January 23, 2024
February 6, 2024
February 20, 2024
March 4, 2024
March 19, 2024
April 2, 2024
April 16, 2024
April 30, 2024

Monthly ComBEE Events:

Month Event
Jan-24 Social Kick-Off Event
Feb-24 Campus Research and Data Science Services
Mar-24 Automating workflows: Example from Metagenome-Assembled Genomes
Apr-24 Machine Learning in Biology
May-24 Data Visualization Art Showcase