Back from a long hiatus, aiming for shorter posts.
Git really is great. I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, and I went through a period early this year in using it regularly while working on some personal projects, but then I stopped for a while, mostly because I went back to the office, where (I assumed) we didn’t have it.
Git is a type of version control software. For those of us who aren’t software developers by profession, this basically means that git is a kind of file management system that works like a combination “track changes,” “undo button,” and all-around time machine for an entire project. I’m more and more a believer that some kind of good version control is realy the foundation of reproducible research. More on that in other posts.