Data Carpentry's aim is to teach researchers basic concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with data. The lessons below were designed for those interested in working with Genomics data in R.
Over the last hundred years, researchers have discovered an enormous amount about how people learn and how best to teach them. Unfortunately, much of that knowledge has not yet been translated into common classroom practice, while many myths about education have proven remarkably persistent.
Version control is the lab notebook of the digital world: its what professionals use to keep track of what theyve done and to collaborate with other people. Every large software development project relies on it, and most programmers use it for their small jobs as well. And it isnt just for software: books, papers, small data sets, and anything that changes over time or needs to be shared can and should be stored in a version control system.