Workshop: Introduction to Git using R

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 10:30to12:30

Workshop Overview: In this 2h-workshop, participants will obtain a basic introduction to version control using git and GitHub. Using a sample project, participants will perform some basic git operations in both RStudio and the command line. Emphasis is on sharing code to further reproducible research. Advanced operations, such as those used in software development, will not be demonstrated.

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
-  Understand the theory behind version control systems.
-  Learn best practices using git for reproducible research.
-  Make changes to a project in RStudio, commit to git and push it to GitHub.

-  Understanding of filesystems, e.g. from Understanding file systems workshop;
-  Basic knowledge of R and RStudio.
-  Install R and RStudio on your computer. You can find installation instructions here. Please contact us (cdsi.science [at] mcgill.ca) if you are having trouble with installation.
- You need to bring your own laptop for this workshop. Contact us if you would like to attend but it's impossible for you to bring a laptop.

Location: HYBRID. Online via Zoom, or in-person at Burnside Hall room 1104 (11th floor).
Instructor: Dr. Tim Elrick, Faculty Lecturer in the Faculty of Science.

Registration: Register Here

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