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Using Git, Rstudio and Github

This is a beginner/ intermediate talk which will discuss the following.

1. Git - a version control system. If you don't know what this is - you desperately need to find out. If you know, you may be bored.
2. Rstudio - there are many ways to use R and Rstudio is but one. Since Rstudio plays so nicely with Git ( and svn) this talk will demonstrate Git in Rstudio.
3. Github - sharing is caring. Github provides a way to share R code with others. The devtools packages in R facilitates easy sharing of code. Github is used extensively on many of the posts on

Some background information on this topics can be found at

Git and Github -
Rstudio -
Git and Rstudio -

Location: UCD Mathematics Building, Room 470

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The presentation was great.. very straightforward overview about how to get up and running with these tools. I intend to invest some time in this down the road. Good stuff Matt.

    July 24, 2013

  • Florian S.

    Looking forward to R and GitHub!

    July 10, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Conflicts with Data Science Meetup

    July 10, 2013

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