SSCC Spring Training

The SSCC's spring training schedule is now available. Several classes begin this month, including Introduction to SPSS, Creating a Web Page, Introduction to the Computer Classroom, Orientation for New SSCC members, and Introduction to R Programming, so register early before they fill. For details and to register please visit our training web page.

Computer Classroom Workshop for Instructors

We will be offering a workshop on using the 3218 computer classroom for instruction. In addition to the remodeled facility with all new equipment, there is special software that allows you to control or interact with your students' computers. This workshop will go over how to use the basic features of the classroom software, where to store class files on the SSCC network, and how to control the projector. The workshop will be offered twice: January 18th, 1:00-1:50 and January 24th, 12:00-12:50. Please visit our training web page to register for either session.

Contact Ann Lewis ( for a reservation if you plan to use the 3218 classroom or mobile lab for your spring semester course. Ann's office is in the 4226 office suite and her phone number is 2-0862.

Introduction to R Programming Workshop beginning January 26

CDE's Statistical Core will be offering an Introduction to R Programming workshop on January 26, February 2, 9, and 16 from 10:00-12:00. William Whipple Neely from the UW Statistics Department will be teaching the workshop. R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is available for a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS. SSCC has R installed on both our Winstat servers and Linux servers (including Condor). Visit R's web site for more information.

This workshop will be tailored to applications in demographical research, but should be useful to anyone interested in R. Please visit our training web page to register. Seats are limited so if the class fills up CDE members will receive priority.

SmartDraw Software installed on WinCenters

SmartDraw, special point-and-click software for creating high-quality graphics, is now available on the three WinCenters. Some SSCC researchers are using this software to draw path diagrams for structural equations models.

Printing Large-Format Posters

With PAA just around the corner, it's good to know that there are several places on campus for printing large-format posters. Visit DoIT's web site for locations and pricing. Of the four locations mentioned in the article, The College Library InfoLab is the cheapest, but is self-serve. The other locations offer more service.