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"Reproducible Research: What, Why, and How?"

In this talk Thomas Leeper will discuss reproducible research from the dual perspectives of simplifying one's research work and forwarding the multi-disciplinary push for #openscience. It will lay out why reproducible science matters and how to achieve it.

Info about event


Tuesday 28 October 2014,  at 11:00 - 12:30


Aarhus University, Nobelparken, building 1483 - 3rd floor, IMC meeting room (312)


Riccardo Fusaroli, Interacting Minds Centre
Thomas J. Leeper

After the seminar talk and a lunch break, there will be a related hands-on workshop, also held by Thomas:

from 13.00 to 16.00 in the IMC meeting room.

Workshop: "Creating a reproducible scientific workflow with R, LaTeX, and knitr"

The afternoon session applies the principles from the morning talk using a concrete set of tools, namely statistical analyses in R and document markup in LaTeX. The emphasis will be on knitr, an R package that seamlessly blends these tools to enable automated article generation and a greatly simplified scientific workflow. Participants will leave with a thorough understanding of knitr's capabilities and strategies for how to use R, LaTeX, and knitr to produce reproducible analyses, papers, and presentations. Exercises will help participants understand various advanced features of knitr and apply those techniques in their own scientific workflow. Basic familiarity with R will be helpful but the lack thereof should not preclude participation; familiarity with LaTeX is helpful but not at all required.

Thomas J. Leeper is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Political Science Dep. at Aarhus University.

NB: Participation in the workshop requires registration. Please click the link to register: https://auws.au.dk/thomasleeper