This section contains short descriptions of the most important tools we use. Each entry contains information on why we use this tool, how it works, and how to learn more.
Many of our regular tasks can be implemented through many different tools; developing a common toolkit reduces the transaction costs of collaborating with one another. At the same time, you are always free to experiment and try new tools --if something works well, teach it to the rest of us. This is how we learn!
This section is intended to be a collaborative, living document. Please share suggested changes!
If you're interested in learning these tools, Fondren library offers a Data at Rice Workshop.