One Extra Fact

Ninety percent of most magic merely consists of knowing one extra fact.

– Terry Pratchett

These lessons are an introduction to research computing and data analysis for people with little or no previous training in either. All content can be re-used and re-mixed under a Creative Commons license (s:license) and can be viewed on the material’s website. Inspiration comes from:

These lessons can be used for self-study by people who plan to enroll in something like the Insight Data Science Fellows Program, or as a one-semester course for graduate students or senior undergraduates. If used in the second way, it assumes 30 contact hours (i.e., 3 hours/week for 12 weeks minus time for guest speakers, exam prep, and so on). The pace is based on what Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry achieve in their two-day workshops, and on the University of Florida’s experience with Data Carpentry for Biologists.

Questions, suggestions, and corrections are very welcome: please file an issue in our GitHub repository or email the author directly. Please note that all contributors are required to abide by our code of conduct ((s:joining)[#APPENDIX]).