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Programming for Data Science

The Data Science Initiative offers programming support and a wide array of workshops for UCSF researchers and staff with an emphasis on analytics, data management, and visualization. Round out your programming knowledge by attending one of our free workshops on Python, R, SQL, and Unix, scheduling a one-on-one consultation with a programming expert, or discover helpful resources below to help get you started.

Meet our data science experts

Geoffrey Boushey
Expertise: data management and analysis, with an emphasis on Python, Unix, and SQL.
Albert Lee
Expertise: R, Python, SQL
Karla Lindquist, PhD
Expertise: R, Stata, SAS, command line tools for statistics and bioinformatics

Getting started for new programmers

Looking for an introduction to fundamental data science tools? Find helpful links for installations, recommended readings, and programming tutorials below or check out our Help Center for a list of frequently asked data questions. Not able to find what you’re looking for? Contact us.

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Recommended reading and tutorials

Recommended reading and tutorials

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Find out what’s happening with programming and data science

Attend an upcoming programming workshop and stay up to date with the latest DSI news. Topics include basic programming and setup, code transfers, scripting, open source applications, and more. See the course catalog for a list of core DSI workshops and materials.

Data science services have been invaluable to my research; I leave each consultation with a better understanding of the appropriate analytic approach and new ideas to strengthen my analysis.

MD Candidate, School of Medicine

How may we help you?

Do you have a data science question or coding puzzle you are trying to solve? Consult the Help Center to find answers to frequently asked programming questions or contact us.

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