Weekly Workshops are held every Thursday at 12:00PM in Thomas 327. Contact Meridith or Alex if you have any topic suggestions for requests! Be sure to fill out the polls sent out weekly to ensure that enough food is provided for all attendees.
Here we will gather useful links and resources associated with different workshops. Check out our News tab for posts that provide a short overview of each week’s workshop.
ACI Cluster Use presentation by Ben Lee
Tidyverse presentation by John Ensley
Mendeley Presentation by John Meier
Making Your Own R Package Presentations by Jason Bernstein and Justin Petrovich
Justin’s Presentation (and R resources)
R Markdown ASA Webinar.
Intro to R Presentation by Sayali Phadke.
Further resources (the slides)
Tiny Handbook of R (pdf available from Debmalya)
Advanced R by Hadley Wickham (probably most useful after your first year, but full of useful information)
Stack Overflow (most times if you Google an R question you’ll end up here)
Intro to Latex Overviews by Greg Bopp and John Ensley.
Equation Editor (takes equations and symbols and translates to LaTeX)
Detoxify (draw the symbol, get the LaTeX)
Math into LaTeX – George Gratzer
Experiences and lessons learned teaching LaTeX to university students – Gary Greg andFrancesco Costanzo (BOTH PENN STATE PROFS!)
Learning LaTeX – Griffiths and Higham
The following are a compilation of tutorials featuring Overleaf compiled by John Lees-Miller, Co-Founder of Overleaf sent to me by Gary Greg.
- Use Plot.ly to create plots and figures and import them to Overleaf:https://www.overleaf.com/blog/201-reproducible-and-collaborative-data-science-overleaf-links-with-plotly#
- Linking to your Mendeley account: https://www.overleaf.com/blog/184#
- Import your bibliography from Zotero and CiteULike: https://www.overleaf.com/blog/174#
- Publish to Figshare for a DOI: https://www.overleaf.com/blog/10-publish-to-figshare-with-writelatex#
Creating a Professional Graduate Student Website
Updating Your C.V.
Have you tried creating your C.V. in Latex format? Check out some of these easy to use templates!
Creating Better Plots in R – GGPLOT2 Overview provided by Mauricio Fernandes.
Utilizing GitHub as Code Repository and Version Control Overview provided by John Ensley.
Internships for Statistics graduate students
A discussion with students who have done non-academic internships in the past
In this fantastic workshop, eight graduate students who are currently in their second, third, fourth, and fifth years, shared their experiences. They talked about how they found out about the opportunity, the process they followed, the kind of work they got to do, and the learning they derived from it. Questions surrounding the process and the role of such an experience in the graduate journey of a statistics student were addressed in detail. Given the role of of statisticians in the current data-driven world, and the keenness of many of our students to consider careers outside of academia, we’d say that this workshop was quite important; and I’d say it went pretty damn well!
Going on the Job Market
Kevin Lee’s experiences on the academic and industry job market.
Midterms/Finals Focus on Mental Health