Reproducible and Automated Research with R for Urbanists aims to teach urbanism researchers basic digital workflows, skills and tools for conducting research in a reproducible way. It will focus on challenges specific to the field of urbanism, including task automation, freeing up time for qualitative research.
During this one-day in-person workshop we will cover file organisation, literate programming, version control, automation and publication, making extensive use of the programming language R. The workshop will use Carpentries material and style of teaching, involving live coding and hands-on exercises.
Participants must have access to a computer with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on.
Reproducible and Automated Research with R for Urbanists is open to all researchers from the field of urbanism and related fields, including urban design, spatial planning, landscape architecture, and urban studies. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of R or other tools that will be presented at the workshop.
This workshop is organised by TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Department of Urbanism, in collaboration with the TU Delft Library, and it is part of the Netherlands eScience Center fellowship project Rbanism, targeting digital competence in the urbanism research community.