The general workflow for data analytics and visualization is to gather data sources; consolidate data, preprocess data including filtering, aggregation, transformation and other data tasks; model data, including creating models, estimating and validating models; analyze results, including description, prediction, prescriptions and impact evaluation; visualize the result with user interaction.
Please feel free to use the following links to download the software you need and study the documentation as a starting point for your projects. If you would like to discuss more about your research projects, the Digital Lab from the Research Informatics and Publishing provides consultation service to the research community by appointments and it offers accesses to computers with the following software programs.
Beside the documentation from the official websites, we recommend other great learning resources, such as https://lynda.psu.edu/and ICS-ACI that offers workshops, software programs and High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms. Or join PSU Data Analytics degree programs.
Penn State University Libraries will offer data visualization sessions highlighting services, such as Data Analytics & Visualization, and Map and Geospatial of the Libraries’ Research Informatics and Publishing department. The sessions will take place in the Digital Lab at Pattee Library, with remote viewing available online via Zoom.
These sessions are aimed at introducing the resources and expertise available at the University Libraries in these areas and offering an opportunity for hands-on experience with data analysis and visualization using the available software tools at the university libraries.
These sessions are free and open to all Penn State students, staff and faculty.
Dates for Data Analytics & Visualization Spring 2020 sessions
Data Visualization with Tableau
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, 2:00-3:30p.m., W312A Pattee Library, and via Zoom
Introduction to Database - MS Access & Excel
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, 2:00-3:30p.m., W312A Pattee Library, and via Zoom
Business Analytics with MS SQL Server & Business Intelligence (BI)/SSIS, SSAS, SSRS
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020, 2:00-3:30p.m., W312A Pattee Library, and via Zoom
Data Visualization with Power BI Desktop
Thursday, Apr. 23, 2020, 2:00-3:30p.m., W312A Pattee Library, and via Zoom
The general scope and purpose for these sessions are to overview the subject of data analytics, also to explore some commonly used software tools for demonstrating data analysis and visualization process based on some public sample datasets. Information about online resources, available university libraries’ resources (computers and software programs), and one-on-one consultation service from Research Data Services at Research Informatics and Publishing will be provided. Advanced Registration is recommended.
Contact: Xuying Xin, Data Analyst (Certified Tableau Desktop Specialist), email@example.com
Dates for Maps and Geospatial Spring 2020 sessions
Getting to know Geospatial Data and Mapping
Wednesday, February 19, 3-4:30pm, W13 Pattee Library and via Zoom
Wednesday, February 26, 3-4:30pm, W13 Pattee Library and via Zoom
This session will introduce participants to geospatial data from US and international sources, along with information on geospatial software access at Penn State including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS ArcMap, and ArcGIS Pro. This session will provide a brief introduction to geospatial data techniques and analysis. Additional resources will be provided to help participants get started using geospatial software in projects. Resources from these Maps and Geospatial guides will be highlighted: Global Partners: International Geospatial Data, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Contact: Tara Anthony, Geospatial Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org