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Upcoming Stata (FREE) webinars—Causal Inference, Bayesian Analysis, and more

Mark your calendars, and join us for these upcoming webinars. We will show you some exciting features of Stata and work through examples so you can follow along.

Causal inference for complex observational data
14 May 2020 at 11:00 a.m. CT (4:00 p.m. GMT)

Tips and tricks
20 May 2020 at 11:00 a.m. CT (4:00 p.m. GMT)

VPTL Technical Systems launches check-out cluster program

[O]ur team has had to quickly adapt to a fast changing world in the last few weeks.  We’ve been doing our best to meet Stanford faculty and students with their academic software needs.  As a result, we have launched the checkout-cluster program that allows users to use the cluster machines remotely for both macOS and Windows.  We’ve also worked with stakeholders and software vendors to open up the use of a subset of VPTL purchased licenses and VPTL hosted license for Stanford affiliat

CIDR Virtual Workshop: Running STATA Remotely on the Farmshare Servers with X Windows

Don’t have Stata installed on your local laptop?  In this workshop, you will learn to run Stata remotely on the Farmshare servers using X-windows, as well as get a basic introduction to using Stata.  X-windows provides the Stata point and click interface (GUI) available on a Windows, Mac, or Linux installed version.  You will also learn to navigate the remote server and securely transfer your data, do, and other Stata files between Farmshare and your local computer.

When:  Tuesday (5/12/2020)   |   2-4pm

Data visualization and process tracing with the ICPSR Summer Program

Three short workshops, three days each. In addition to our popular Process Tracing workshop, we have two different visualization options using R, one focusing on ggplot2 and static images, the other using Shiny to make interactive graphics. And if those terms went just a little over your head, we totally get it, and we made a number of Introduction to R courses to help out!

SAS Tech Report (April 2020): SAS Global Forum Special Edition

Welcome to a special SAS Global Forum edition of the Tech Report! Today officially marks the start of boatloads of virtual SAS Global Forum content available to you on the SAS Users YouTube channel. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the channel to get updates.

Wondering where to start your SAS video binge? Dive into what interests you through six focus areas, accessible through individual video playlists:

CIDR Workshop (Online): Introduction to Python: Digital Tools and Methods for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
2:00pm to 4:00pm

This workshop provides an introduction to the Python programming language, covering basic syntax, variables, functions, and control flow. You will learn enough Python to write basic scripts, and to allow you to explore the rich environment of Python packages available. Prior experience with programming in another language is helpful, but not required.

Audience: Stanford Faculty/Staff/Students

CIDR Workshop (Online): Introduction to R

Time: Tues Apr 28, 2020 2-4pm

This introductory workshop is geared towards those who would like to get started with R or need to brush up on their skills. You will learn how to use R, RStudio, how to create objects in R, how to work with different data types, how to read tabular data into R and how to subset tables.

Prerequisites: None.
Please come with R and RStudio installed:


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