Intro to Visualizing Data with Plot.ly

Wilson Media Lab, Davis Family Library 220

Are you new to working with data? Ryan Clement, Data Services Librarian, will lead a workshop on how to create effective and informative visualizations with data. He’ll cover some of the basic theory of visual communication, including how to choose the best visual representation for your data, and best practices for preparing visualizations for print, the web, or presenting. Participants will then work with a web application called Plot.ly to design their own visualizations. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today by signing up below.

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Intro to Visualizing Data with Plot.ly

March 18th, 2016
1:30-3:00 P.M.
Wilson Media Lab
Davis Family Library 220

Are you new to working with data? Ryan Clement, Data Services Librarian, will lead a workshop on how to create effective and informative visualizations with data. He’ll cover some of the basic theory of visual communication, including how to choose the best visual representation for your data, and best practices for preparing visualizations for print, the web, or presenting. Participants will then work with a web application called Plot.ly to design their own visualizations. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today by signing up below.

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Introduction to Digital Text Analysis Workshop

November 13th, 2015, 1:30-3:00 P.M.
Location: Wilson Media Lab, 220 Davis Family Library
Open to all Middlebury faculty, staff, and students

Photo of letter tiles
Photo from Text Shuttle, used under Fair Use.

What is text mining? And how can it be used to read texts differently?

This workshop, led by DLA Postdoc Alicia Peaker, will introduce the varied ways humanists have used text mining tools and concepts (e.g. “distant reading”) to analyze texts. Participants will then be invited to explore a shared set of texts with the user-friendly text mining and visualization tool Voyant. Voyant is particularly well suited to the classroom and has been used successfully in many literature courses.

Absolutely no prior experience is necessary, but participants interested in getting a head start on digital text analysis prior to the workshop are encouraged to read Ted Underwood’s “Seven Ways Humanists are Using Computers to Understand Text.”

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