Learn the basis of version control via an hands-on 3-hours workshop using command line, R, RStudio or a web browser.
Have you ever feared to mess up your code, to lose your development or to spend endless time to integrate a collaborator’s work? Then the answer for you is version control.
Reference xkcd comics.
Git is a popular, free and open source version control system designed to be very efficient and to support distributed, non-linear workflows. It helps to collaborate, track changes and ease the coordination and communication with others.
Moreover, a remote host for your git-managed project helps to:
- keep a copy safely away from your local machine
- maintain a copy of your work even if you mess up locally
- access your work from multiple machines
- allow others to access your work
- simplify the integration of multiple people’s work into a common source
Hosting services like GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab can provide a storing space for git-based projects on the internet and an interface for visualizing the material, syncing it, communicate with others and manage the project.
In the 3-hour hands-on workshop “Git & GitHub (for the R User)” planned for September 22nd at 14 – 17 CEST we will look at the basic commands in git, both by git command line, R, and RStudio. We will learn how to systematically store different versions of the code, recover a past status and safely integrate changes. We will also explore the connection with GitHub, including how to collaborate with others, work with branches, and complete the development up to a release using the GitFlow approach
Git & GitHub (for the R User) upcoming workshop
This workshop can be taken as stand-alone but it can be a nice pre-requisite for our R and shiny development learning paths.