Events and Exhibits

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Green Library 121A

Free and open to all Stanford affiliates.
Registration (opens January 10) required at: Introduction to R

This introductory workshop is geared towards those who would like to get started with R or need to brush up on their skills. You will learn how to use R, RStudio, how to create objects in R, how to work with different data types, how to read tabular data into R and how to subset tables.
Prerequisites: None. Please come with R and RStudio installed.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2:00pm to 5:00pm
Lathrop Library 370

Free and open to all Stanford affiliates.
Registration required (limited to 25 participants): Introduction to Wikidata

In this workshop, Alex Stinson will introduce how Wikidata, a linked open database describing over 42 million concepts, works and can be used to advance cultural heritage and research projects.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library Training Room, Room 402 Sapp Center

Limited to current Stanford faculty, staff, and students of Stanford University. is an extensive and user-friendly genome informatics portal containing 10,900 microbial genomes. This one-hour tutorial will show you how to use several aspects of BioCyc:
1. A basic introduction to BioCyc including database selection, gene and metabolite searches, and navigating genome-scale metabolic map diagrams.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Green Library East 166 (IC Classroom)

Free and open to all Stanford affiliates.
Registration (opens January 17) required at: Introduction to Python

This workshop provides an introduction to the Python programming language, covering basic syntax, variables, functions, and control flow. Prior experience with programming in another language is helpful, but not required.