This is the workshop website for ERSA-WooW: the ERSA Workshop on open Workflows to be held in Vienna on August 23th, 2016.
Did you ever:
Word(but hesitate to adopt
But did not know how to start with this, then this workshop might be of interest to you.
To get regional scientists familiar with
Markdown, the versioning system
Git and using open repositories, in particular
From a wider perspective, these type of tools serve brilliantly to make your research as reproducable as possible, because (i)
Markdown can be read by anyone because it is just plain text, (ii)
Git allows you to go back in time for your research so that you can always trace back what the past you have done and (iii)
Github provides easy access for others to see what both you and the past you have done.
It focuses on using a very simple markup language (
Markdown) and its interaction with one of the major open repositories
Markdown is used for blogging but can as well be used for writing papers, as the
Markdown syntax can very easily be transformed in
LaTeX files (or to the open office format if needed). To do so, we use the
RStudio application, which is probably one of the applications easiest to use out of the box and where the conversion between formats is done automatically under the hood. Note that this workshop does not deal with using
R or literate programming (weaving text and code with, e.g.,
Moreover, we will deal with the versioning system
Git in combination with the
GitHub open repository platform. We do not aim to give all details of
Git or using
Git from the command line, instead we will use a desktop application with a graphical user interface with serves best as a first gentle introduction of both
This workshop includes a hands-on overview of specific tools that have been designed with open science and reproducibility principles in mind. This is delivered alternating presentation time with demo time, allowing participants to get a real taste of what using the tools implies and see live their advantages.
In more detail, the workshop is structured as follows:
Markdownlanguage (45 mins.)
Gitand workflow examples (60 mins.)
Scientists in the social sciences (e.g., economics, geography, planning)
No previous knowledge required
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 : 13:00 - 16:00
Vienna room TC.3.02