Wikipedia says: Data analysis is a process of inspecting, cleansing, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions, and supporting decision-making.
Workshops are designed from beginner’s level to learn data analysis and statistical software:
- R: R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.(See: What is R?)
- Python: Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics. (See What is Python?)
These 2 previous software can be used for “reproducible research” where a “narrative” and computer code can be combined together into a single document that is easily updated. This makes use of the simple markdown language.
- Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax.
- Linux: Linux is an operating system. (See What is Linux?). However, we learn the command line that allows interacting with a Linux computer without graphical interface. (See
bashis a command processor that typically runs in a text window where the user types commands that cause actions.
basha Unix Shell is a replacement for the Bourne shell
sh. (See Bash_(Unix_shell) )