Reproducible Research with Interactive Jupyter Dashboards

February 8th, 2018

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructors/Helpers: Ana Costa, Gladys Nalvarte, Benjamin Ragan-Kelley, Anne Fouilloux

General Information

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Best Practices for Scientific Computing".

This one-day Carpentry@UiO hands-on workshop will introduce you to Jupyter dashboards for reproducible research.

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: Ole-Johan Dahls house Seminarroom Caml (3438), University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: February 8th, 2018. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below). They are also required to abide by Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct.

Contact: Please email for more information.

Learning objectives

The learning objectives for the workshop are:

No prior knowledge of jupyter dashboards or jupyter notebooks is required.

The workshop is aimed at graduate students, postdocs and other researchers who perform computational analysis or work. The material uses basic Python for teaching and illustrating the key concepts. Advanced knowledge of Python is not needed, but some familiarity with Python will help to understand the material.


Day 1

09:00 Motivation
09:20 Jupyter dashboards for reproducible research
10:30 Coffee
10:45 Interactive research
11:30 More on Jupyter widgets
12:00 Lunch break
12:30 Publish your jupyter notebook
13:30 An introduction to Binder
14:00 Sharing your research with Binder
14:30 Coffee
14:45 Sharing your research with Binder
15:45 Wrap-up
16:00 END

We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.


To participate in a Software Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software described here. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.


The lesson used for this workshop can be found here.