In working to bring maker technologies, like 3D printing, laser engraving and cutting, and arduino based electronics, to the campus and into existing workshop and media production spaces, there have been a few lessons we’ve learned along the way. It’s … Continue reading Maker Spaces: Little things matter
As with all of our software tools, we constantly evaluate whether we are providing the best and most useful software tools to the community. At present, as has been the case for some years now, we support five different statistical analysis packages. … Continue reading Statistical Analysis Software Usage
Given the interest in R amongst the faculty in every division and the increasing use of statistical and graphical analysis that it facilitates, we are now announcing a new series of informal Brown Bag Lunches for Faculty and Staff. (We’ll … Continue reading New Brown Bag Lunch Series
Information Technology Services has just acquired a another new 3D printer! In our efforts to make 3D printing available to more folks here at Swarthmore, we’ve acquired a second Ultimaker 3 printer. Since it can take hours to complete a … Continue reading Second New Ultimaker 3 – 3D Printer
Learning Together On June 6th & 7th group of ten faculty, five staff and five student research assistants all participated together in a two-day workshop on “R.” R is an open source integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation … Continue reading R, R Studio and DataCamp
As we are all now using Google Drive to store and collect content from students and each other, we’d like to bring to your attention a sometimes overlooked inconvenience… If you have asked students to submit content to you by sharing files from their own Google accounts, or by placing them into folders you provide in your personal Google Drive space, then you may be in danger of losing access to that material once the student’s account is removed from the College’s systems after they graduate! You can tell by looking at the “Owner” listing of any files you’re worried … Continue reading Disappearing student work (how to avoid)!