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Using Git and GitHub with R
Introduction to Git and GitHub
- What is Git? What is GitHub?
- Why Should You Learn to Use Git and GitHub?
- Update Everything
- Install Git
- Configure Git
- Create a Local Git Repository
- Commit History
- GitHub Repositories
- Connect RStudio and GitHub
- Push an RStudio Project to a GitHub Repository
- Pull a GitHub Repository to an RStudio Project
- Keep RStudio and GitHub in Sync
Collaborating with Git and GitHub
- Why Use GitHub vs Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, etc?
- Dealing with Common Problems: Can't Pull Code from GitHub
- Dealing with Common Problems: Merge Conflicts
- Dealing with Common Problems: Can't Push Code to GitHub
- Let's Keep Bad Things from Happening in the First Place
- What are Branches and Why Should We Use Them?
- Branch Names
- How to Create Branches
- Using Pull Requests to Merge a Branch Into Main
Project Management with GitHub
- GitHub Issues
- How to Organize Issues
- Other Cool Stuff You Can Do with GitHub
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Working in the local-first project:
usethispackage (install it if necessary)
Check the name of your default branch using
If your default branch is called
master, switch to
Set up your system to use
mainas the default branch in the future using
If you're interested in learning more about why GitHub decided to switch the default from master to main, this article gives a nice overview. You might also check out this statement from the Software Freedom Conservancy on the switch.
Much of what I showed above comes from this article on the tidyverse blog about renaming the default branch.