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Data Science Course: Introduction to Scientific Computer for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists

Portland State Univeristy



Did you ever feel you are “drinking from a hose” with the amount of data you are attempting to analyze? Have you been frustrated with the tedious steps in your data processing and analysis process and thinking, “There’s gotta be a better way to do things”? Are you curious what the buzz of data science is about? If any of your answers are yes, then this course is for you.

Classes will all be hands-on sessions with lecture, discussions and labs. Participants can choose to sign up for one or both courses. For more information, download the syllabus (PDF).

Agenda: Part One - Introductory Course
* Coding and scripting basics
* Best practices in data science
* Version control using Git
* Workflow and RStudio, and
* How to troubleshoot

Agenda: Part Two - Intermediate/Advanced Course
* The import-tidy-transform-visualize-model-communicate workflow
* The tidyverse suite of packages (dplyr, tidyr, ggplot2, and purrr)
* R Markdown

August 6-7 Part One: Introduction to Scientific Computing - $350
August 8-10 Part Two: Intermediate/Advanced Scientific Computing - $500
DISCOUNT: If you attend both Part One and Part Two - $750