Data Services can help users with data manipulation problems; one-on-one tutorials for using statistical packages - including the PSC computing environment; solving rudimentary programming problems; and guidance and solutions to skilled programming needs. Cathy Sun helps with the last task, but see Data Services staff first. The problem may be easier than you think.
The following are links to some resources, but please come see us if they do not solve your problem. Likewise, your issue may not be with "data manipulation or programming" but with understanding the underlying data.Data Manipulation Tools