The R-Podcast Episode 12: Using Version Control with R

April 1, 2013

(This article was first published on The R-Podcast, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

This is not an April Fool’s joke … The R-Podcast is back once again! In this episode, I discuss the concept of version control and how you can get started with using the Git VCS right now with your R projects. Also I discuss a big batch of listener feedback, and highlight a couple of great visualization applications from the community using ggplot2. All of that and more on episode 12 of the R-Podcast!

Episode 12 Show Notes

The basics for version control and Git

Listener Feedback

R Community Roundup

Package pick

  • reports: An R package to assist in the workflow of writing academic articles and other reports (via TRinker’s blog)

How to interact with the show

  • Submit your questions and comments via the R-Podcast contact page, or send an email to theRcast(at)
  • Send in an audio comment via audio attachment to theRcast(at), or leave a voicemail on the R-Podcast voicemail hotline: +1-269-849-9780
  • Get show updates via our Twitter account: @theRcast
  • Follow us on our R-Podcast Google Plus page:
  • Provide your favorite R community links at the R-Podcast subreddit:

Music Credits

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