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Computational Skills for Researchers (CSR)

Research Computing Services offers workshops on programming, data analysis, and other technical skills for Northwestern researchers.

All members of the Northwestern research community are welcome. There is no cost to attend most sessions, but registration is required. Workshops are in Mudd Hall on the Evanston campus unless otherwise noted.  Intro to Quest and Intro to the Command Line are held quarterly.

 

Spring 2019 Workshops

Command Line: Introduction

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 3-4:30pm; Mudd Library, Large Classroom 2210
Instructor: Dusan Ramljak
Using the command line (aka Unix shell, or terminal) is fundamental to using both your computer and more powerful cloud and cluster computational resources effectively. Whether using Quest (Northwestern’s high performance computer cluster), managing software and package installations locally, interacting with databases, using version control systems like git, or running machine learning models in the cloud, being comfortable with the command line will open up new computational possibilities.

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Quest: Introduction, Evanston

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 2-3:30pm; Mudd Library, Small Classroom 2124
Instructor: Alper Kinaci
New to Quest or looking to improve your familiarity with it? Come get an overview of the system, learn how to submit jobs, and get familiar with best practices. All researchers are welcome to attend, but you’ll need an active Quest allocation to participate interactively, which will help you get the most out of the workshop. See the About Quest page for more information on getting an allocation. If you’re not familiar with the command line, we recommend that you also take the Command Line: Introduction workshop or an online Command Line course.

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Quest: Introduction, Chicago

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 9:30-11am; Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Searle Seminar Room
Instructor: Janna Nugent
New to Quest or looking to improve your familiarity with it? Come get an overview of the system, learn how to submit jobs, and get familiar with best practices. All researchers are welcome to attend, but you’ll need an active Quest allocation to participate interactively, which will help you get the most out of the workshop. See the About Quest page for more information on getting an allocation. If you’re not familiar with the command line, we recommend that you also take the Command Line: Introduction workshop or an online Command Line course.

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Last Updated: 26 March 2019

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