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What is Git? What is GitHub?

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The best resource I've found for understanding Git and GitHub comes from this 2016 talk (slides here) by Alice Bartlett of the Financial Times (hat tip to Garrick Aden-Buie of RStudio for telling me about it).

This article by Allison Horst and Julie Lowndes uses some really cute illustrations to discuss the benefits of using Git and GitHub.

I’ve also collected a set of the best Git/GitHub learning materials on the R for the Rest of Us resources page. I’ll refer to several of these individually in later lessons.

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Susan Switzer

Susan Switzer

February 1, 2024

Hi! I am not able to access the R for the Rest of Us resources page. I see the following message: "This site can’t be reached Check if there is a typo in rfortherestofus.test."

David Keyes

David Keyes Founder

February 1, 2024

Sorry about that! I've updated the link, which you can also find here.