Are you an undergraduate, postgraduate or researcher at Cardiff University and interested in improving your data analysis skills through the use of R or Python programming?

If so, the computational social science blog at Cardiff University has been granted access for current academics and students to learn both R and Python programming within the DataCamp learning environment.

If you would like to participate in the courses provided by DataCamp please use the link below and register using your Cardiff University email address. Upon doing this you will be emailed a link to join the computational social science DataCamp group, where you can then go forth and take classes in both R and Python. Courses are selected by the Computational Social Science blog Editor and range from entry-level courses for both R and Python and progress to advanced courses which are more challenging and content specific. The classes take place directly on the DataCamp website, thus providing a hands-on experience using R and Python.

The skills learnt throughout these courses will then be transferable to use within the core applications of R and Python for your research. There are a limited number of places available for this group so please only register if you are going to make use of the content provided. If you have any problems registering please send a message via the contact page.

Current Available Courses:

  • Introduction to R
  • Intro to Python for Data Science
  • Intermediate R
  • Intermediate Python for Data Science
  • Basic Statistics
  • Cleaning Data in R
  • Text Mining: Bag of Words

These courses are available until July 2017.