Removing the Tedium from Your Research Workflow

Oct 6, 2021, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Lewis Library 120
Event Description

Are you tired of DUO? Do you waste time entering your password every time you do a file transfer? Do you want to automate repetitive tasks by running simple scripts in Python, R, or bash? This workshop will show participants how to remove much of the tedium that arises while performing computational research. Topics include SSH keys, aliases and shell functions, symbolic links, template files, how to write custom utilities and pipelines, and more.

Workshop format: Mostly hands-on with some lecture

Target audience: This workshop is geared toward regular users of the research computing clusters seeking to improve their working efficiency.

Knowledge prerequisites: Basic Linux and some experience with a scripting language (e.g., Bash, Python, R).

Hardware/software prerequisites: For this workshop, users must have an account on the Adroit cluster, and they should confirm that they can SSH into Adroit *at least 48 hours beforehand*. Details on all of the above can be found in this guide. THERE WILL BE LITTLE TO NO TROUBLESHOOTING DURING THE WORKSHOP!

Learning objectives: Attendees will learn about various ways to streamline their research workflow and automate simple but monotonous day-to-day tasks.