git to know git: an 8 minute introduction

By Amy Peterson Using Git Git is a version control system that allows you to track changes made to files while working on a project, either independently or in collaboration with others. It provides a way to save many different components of a project in progress, including the source code, but also the figures and data that the code produces. The importance of understanding and using Git lies in its ability to maintain an organized record of a project, also referred to as a repository or repo, as it evolves.

Edit your bashrc file for a nicer terminal experience

By L. Collado-Torres. If you are working at LIBD or with large data, it’s very likely that it won’t fit in your laptop and that you’ll be using the terminal to interact with a high performance computing cluster (like JHPCE) or server. Some small edits to your bash configuration file can make your terminal experience much more enjoyable and hopefully boost your productivity. The edits described below work for any OS.

Textmate setup (Mac only)

By L. Collado-Torres. For the past 6-7 years I have been using TextMate 2 as my text editor which I’ve found useful for R code, bash, Markdown, etc. You could also look into Sublime Text or use RStudio (post about this setup coming soon). Sometimes students are interested in this setup, which is what I’ll document here. Though I want to highlight that you can get a very similar setup using other tools.

Contributing to the LIBD rstats club

In this blog post Leonardo Collado-Torres explains how to contribute posts to the LIBD rstats club. While some parameters are specific to this blog, you could also use this for creating your own community blog. Install necessary tools We first need to get the appropriate tools installed in our computer. 1. R Lets start by installing the latest version of R. At the time of writing this post, that would be R 3.

Test post for checking website

This is a test post for checking the formatting of the website. You can basically ignore the rest. It’s showing the contents of the archetype (blog post template). Useful links for editing the theme: (for getting colors under inspect mode) Post content Typical location to start editing since the bibliography chunk is hidden. Make sure that you selected R Markdown (.Rmd) as the format option of the post when using the New Post blogdown addin.