This page collects resources for Community Data Science Collective members.
Technical documentation and getting setup
- CommunityData:Backups (nada) — Details on what is, and what isn't, backed up from nada.
- CommunityData:Beamer — Installing/using Mako's beamer templates
- CommunityData:Build papers — Both the TeX and Beamer templates above come along with a Makefile that makes some assumptions about your workflow. Learn about that here.
- CommunityData:Code — List of software projects maintained by the collective.
- CommunityData:Email — Information on email aliases and their management.
- CommunityData:Embedding fonts in PDFs —
ggplot2creates PDFs with fonts that are not embedded which, in turn, causes the ACM to bounce our papers back. This page describes how to fix it.
- CommunityData:Exporting from Python to R
- CommunityData:Git — Getting set up on the git server
- CommunityData:Hyak — Using the Hyak supercomputer system at UW for reserach.
- CommunityData:Hyak setup — Getting an account and getting setup on Hyak.
- CommunityData:Knitr — Using Knitr with Tex to build graphs, tables, insert and format numbers in tex documents.
- CommunityData:Planning document — Details on producing Matsuzaki-style planning documents
- CommunityData:TeX — Installing/ Mako's LaTeX templates
- CommunityData:Tmux — Using tmux (terminal multiplexer) to keep a persistent session on a server.
- CommunityData:Zotero — How to use our shared Zotero directory.
- CommunityData:Wikia Data -- Documents information about how to get and validate wikia dumps.
- CommunityData:Message Walls -- Documents information about how to get and validate wikia dumps.
- CDSC Logos — Logo with name/text (SVG, PDF); Logo without name/text (SVG, PDF)
- CommunityData:Advice on writing a background section to an academic paper — Once upon a time, Mako and Aaron submitted a paper with a mediocre introduction to a journal. Mac Parks, the editor of that journal at the time, set us straight with some very clear pointers. Save yourself the trouble and learn to follow these today!
University of Washington Resources
Chat on IRC
A number of us are idling in #communitydata on OFTC (irc.oftc.net). If you're not familiar with IRC, ask someone else in the group and they can try to get you started.
The light in the lab at UW is funny. We have two fluorescent lights. On flipping the light switch, only one turns on. We are studying this arcane phenomenon. Light Events