Online Workshop on Using RSQLite and Shiny App to Solve Business Problems

On November 19, the Library will host an online workshop on creating a business intelligence dashboard with the help of R Shiny and RSQLite. Participants will make an application that resembles this dashboard.

Using RSQLite and Shiny Applications to Solve Business Problems (Online Workshop)

Thursday, 19 November 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM (China Standard Time)

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Workshops(11/9-11/15)

Next week(11/9-11/15), join us for two lunchtime online workshops:

 

  • Introduction to QGIS (Online Workshop)

        Tuesday, 10 November 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (China Standard Time)

QGIS is an open source software package for geospatial analysis. This introductory workshop covers simple GIS analyses and visualizations within QGIS.

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the NYU Libcal page  (https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7128671). 

 

  • Data Cleaning and Management Using Python (Online Workshop)

         Thursday, 12 November 10 AM – 12 PM (China Standard Time)

This session is an intermediate level class that will examine ways to perform data cleaning, transformation, and management using Python. We will look at some efficient ways to load data and parse it into a container for ease of use in Python, to store it in helpful formats, and to perform some basic cleaning and transformations typical for mixed string-and-numeric formats. Finally, we’ll try putting it all together using a dataset from the NYC Open Data portal.

Prerequisites:

  • Ability to set and understand the object type of a variable
  • Familiarity with foundational object types (lists, strings, numbers, dictionaries) in Python
  • Familiarity with common data storage file types such as JSON and CSV
  • Comfort with, or willingness to learn more about dataframe and array objects in Python
  • Comfort with using Jupyter Notebooks for writing code

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the NYU Libcal page  (https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7096100). 

 

I hope you’ll be able to join us!

Workshops (10/5-10/11)

Next week (10/5-10/11) offers four workshops. Two of them are onsite and two of them are online.

NYU Shanghai workshops

  • Introduction to R 

This workshop gets you started with using R. The session introduces the RStudio interface and key constructs of R, how to read files of various formats, when and how to work with different data types, and essentials of visualizing data. 

There are two sessions of this workshop both held at Academic Building 4F Room 400A Curiosity Lab.

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Citation Clinic Workshops

Have you ever wondered: 

“How do I cite a Youtube Video?”

“Can I cite myself as a translator?”

“Are the citations provided by a database really reliable?”

Whatever your citation questions might be, librarians are here to help. Drop by the Academic Building library on 4F Curiosity Lab for our one-on-one citation clinics, and we’ll help you answer your trickiest citation questions:

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Library Essentials 101 Workshops this week

Do you have library questions? How to find and download an ebook? How to cite in your paper so you don’t get accused of plagiarism? Come to this workshop, where you get to pick what you want to learn!

This DIY workshop will cover the essentials for using the library, such as how to:

  • Access and retrieve course reserves for their classes 
  • Recognize and use interlibrary loan in different circumstances 
  • Identify relevant information sources for current and historical news 
  • Choose appropriate databases in order to search for scholarly articles on their topics 
  • Construct a search strategy in order to find relevant information 
  • Identify tools to cite and manage your information sources

Library Essentials 101
Tuesday, 22 September 11 AM – 12 AM  (China Standard Time)
Location: Shinmay Building, Library space, on the 33rd Floor

Please register in advance at https://engage.shanghai.nyu.edu/event/6382292

Library Essentials 101
Tuesday, 22 September  2 PM – 3 PM  (China Standard Time)
Location:  
Academic Building, 400 A Curiosity Lab in the library on the 4F floor

Please register in advance at https://engage.shanghai.nyu.edu/event/6382293.

Library Essentials 101
Wednesday, 23 September 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM  (China Standard Time)
Location: Academic Building, 400A Curiosity Lab in the library on the 4F floor

Please register in advance at https://engage.shanghai.nyu.edu/event/6382294

Three Online Workshops This Week

This week, you’re welcome to join us for three online workshop.​ Each will be held via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. Please register ASAP!

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Data Visualization with Tableau Wednesday, 16 September 9 AM – 11 AM (China)

​In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Understanding of basic principles of data visualization
  • Tableau interface
  • Importing data into Tableau
  • Exploring data and types of data
  • Creating tables, charts, scatter plots, histograms, etc.
  • Creating interactive dashboards and stories
  • Mapping data with Tableau

​This workshop will be held via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment.

Please register in advance through the NYU Libcal page ( https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7040118). I hope you’ll be able to join us!

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Summer 2018 Webinars: Citation Management Tools

RefWorks and Zotero. Two powerful citation management tools that make it a breeze to gather resources, save citations, and quickly generate bibliographies. Now, the Global NYU Library makes it easy for you to learn how to use these tools from the comfort of your own home! This summer, you are invited to sign up for the following webinars:

RefWorks Basics
Offered twice – attend either one:
Wednesday, June 6th at 10 PM Shanghai Local Time (June 6th, 10 AM EDT)
Wednesday, July 11th at 11 PM Shanghai Local Time (July 11th, 11 AM EDT)

Need help keeping track of the articles, books, etc. you find on your topic?  RefWorks is a citation management tool that lets you import and organize the references you find as you search catalogs/databases, and automatically format bibliographies according to your selected style (MLA, APA, etc.).

NOTE: This class is a real-time webinar that you will log into remotely.  Easy-to-follow instructions and log in information will be emailed to you the day before the webinar.

The same material will be taught at each session.  If you plan on attending the workshop on either date please register here prior to the day. 

For more info on these RefWorks Webinars, contact Dan Perkins.


Zotero Basics
Offered twice – attend either one:
Tuesday, June 5th at 10 PM Shanghai Local Time (June 5th, 10 AM EDT)
Tuesday, July 10th at 10 PM Shanghai Local Time  (July 10th, 10 AM EDT)

Need help keeping track of the articles, books, etc. you find on your topic?  Zotero is a citation management tool that lets you import and organize the references you find as you search catalogs/databases, and automatically format bibliographies according to your selected style (MLA, APA, etc.).

NOTE:  You may want to download the Zotero software to your computer prior to attending the webinar. This class is a real-time webinar that you will log into remotely.  Easy-to-follow instructions and log in information will be emailed to you the day before the webinar.

The same material will be taught at each session.  If you plan on attending the workshop on either date please register here prior to the day. 

For more info on these Zotero Webinars, contact Dan Perkins


Want to learn more, but can’t attend a webinar? Email the Library at nyu-shanghai-librarian@nyu.edu for one-on-one support!

Library Workshops for Spring 2018

Beginner researcher? Advanced scholar? Expert instructor? At the Library, we have something for everyone:

  • Research Fundamentals
  • Stata, R, & Visualization
  • Qualtrics
  • Machine Learning
  • Citation Tools and Skills

Register for any of the workshops by clicking on the links below. More information about each each is available on the OrgSync registration page.

We look forward to meeting you at one or more of these workshops!

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