Data Bytes are short data-related talks, hosted by Data Services, and offered during lunch on Mondays. Come join us (virtually) and learn something new! Talks are lecture or demonstration based, so you can eat your lunch and learn something new!

Data Bytes Spring 2023 Schedule

Introduction to the Unix Command Line

Monday, February 27th | 12 – 1pm
Virtual – Register Here

Join us as we take a Byte out of the command line, learn what the command line is, why it’s useful, and learn some basic Unix commands that will improve your computational research skills!

Finding and Using Secondary Data in ICPSR

Monday, March 13th | 12 – 1pm
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The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) is the world’s largest collection of social science data covering topics as diverse as health care, aging, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, education and more. Learn how to use the ICPSR to find social science data for use in original data analysis.

Command Line Wizardry

Monday, March 27th | 12 – 1pm
Virtual – Register Here

Take your command line skills to the next level! Learn commands for data cleaning that can run on millions of records in matter of seconds. Learn how you can combine commands into powerful workflows using pipes and how to apply those workflows automatically to many different files using loops.

Introduction to Data Visualization in Tableau

Monday, April 10th | 12 – 1pm
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Tableau Public is a free data visualization software that makes it easy to create powerful interactive dashboards. Join us during this Data Bytes session to learn how to upload your own data to Tableau, visualize your data with multiple chart types including bar charts, scatter plots, line charts, maps, and treemaps, and how to publish and share your dashboard.

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