SMU Libraries has teamed up with the Center for Research Computing, the Data Science Institute, and the Office of Information Technology’s Research Services Team for “Love Data Week.” This series of workshops beginning on February 14th is targeted to those with a burgeoning interest in the data sciences to the seasoned researchers. Topics include:
- Introduction to using SMU’s high-performance computing systems
- Embarking on machine learning
- Digging into data mining
Love Data Week content isn’t limited to one week. Data workshops are available through the spring with other support and services meant to help anyone along in their research and scholarly journey. Learn more about the research services workshops available this spring. Continue reading SMU Libraries Launch Love Data Week
In collaboration with the Center for Research Computing, SMU Libraries, and the Data Science Institute, the Office of Information Technology’s Research Services Team will be offering several workshops this spring. Whether it is an introduction to using the University’s high-performance computing systems, embarking on machine learning, or digging into data mining, these workshops will help you on your journey. Continue reading OIT Research Services Launch Workshops for Spring 2022
If you’ve ever woken up from that nightmare where you’re giving a presentation but you’ve never read the book, then you’ll know just how stressful that can be, unless of course, you’re Tyler Diehl. Tyler, a junior Finance/Statistics double major, stood in front of a graduate class last month and presented his analysis of Bram Stoker’s Dracula without ever turning a single page. He coolly explained persistent themes throughout the book, styles of writing by the various characters, and even identified the saddest sentence in the whole novel. How did he do that you might ask, well Tyler had a secret weapon: data science. Continue reading Mining Dracula with Data Science
The modern world revolves around the creation and management of data. Making inferences from the vast amounts of data produced on a daily basis can certainly be a challenge. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to make it easier to wrangle data into digestible and actionable visualizations. LinkedIn Learning offers a plethora of learning paths and courses to help hone your skills in data processing and visualization. Here are a few examples! Continue reading Dive into Data Science with LinkedIn Learning!
The Office of Information Technology is offering our popular Text Mining Practicum again! Members of the SMU community will gain an introduction to the tools needed for evaluating data from the shortest tweets to the largest repositories of scientific information. Participants will also get an introduction to R and the Tidyverse.
R is a programming language that is used by many academic disciplines to analyze and visualize large amounts of data. The Tidyverse is an ecosystem of libraries built on R that makes it useful for text mining. You don’t have to be a computer scientist to learn and utilize R – In fact, R is becoming quite popular in humanities fields. Continue reading Text Mining Practicum Course Returns for 2020