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Events & Workshops

March 2, 2023

Social Network Analysis in Python

Thursday, March 2 3:00pm-5:00pm

in Abelson Suite 227



Dr. Daryl DeFord

Ph.D. Dartmouth College
Assistant Professor of Data Analytics in the
WSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The science of complex networks offers many useful tools for understanding modern data, particularly for problems arising in the social sciences. This workshop is intended to provide a starting point for working with graphs and networks in Python and doesn’t assume any specific programming or modeling background. In particular, we will explore ways to create network models and measure their relevant properties and statistics. The workshop will follow this outline:

  • Introduction to social network modeling
  • How do Jupyter notebooks work?
  • Building and plotting Ego graphs
  • Loading and processing larger graphs
  • Centrality comparisons and null models
  • Dynamics on networks

with the goal of providing lots of examples and opportunities for attendees to experiment with computational examples.

March 2022

CISER hosted four workshops for an introduction to statistical analysis software R. More information can be found on the flyer.

Week 1: R basics
recording & slides
Week 2: R tidy data
recording & slides
Week 3: Data Visualization using ggplot2
recording & slides
Week 4: Reproducible reports using RMarkdown
recording & slides