Four ASE students, Ibrahim Lanignan, Luc Zanmenou, Salman Abibou, and Wilfried Adohinzin, have launched the new Data Science Community for African School of Economics students. This community aims to unite students around the common purpose of learning how to collect and analyze data using the latest software.

During the first session, which took place on Saturday, February 25th, community members presented their experiences in data collection and analysis, and spent some time getting to know one another. The group hopes to create opportunities for students to collaborate on coding and share research ideas.

The group plans to focus on using two software programs: STATA, with Ibrahim as moderator, and R, with Wilfried as moderator. 

The community plans to meet weekly for discussions on topics related to data science and student-led training in software programming.