As you may have noticed from today’s earlier posts, I’m working with GitHub.
GitHub was easier to get up and running than a lot of Unix/Linux things, thanks to some very nice documentation that doesn’t assume you know everything already.
I started here: https://github.com/
I clicked the picture that says “Set Up Git" (thank you!). Even though the stuff on that page looks intimidating (and long), it all worked properly the first time (hooray!). Don’t forget to record the username(s) and password(s) you choose!
You might need a quick intro to Terminal (Mac OS).
After you work your way through that very long page, the NEXT step is to “Create a Repository.” This is a way of making a new “bucket” on GetHub (and a directory) to hold all your stuff for this one project. You will be able to create other ones for other projects.
Note that if you are using the free version of GitHub (like I am), everything will be PUBLIC. So don’t put any bad things in your repository, okay?
Here I am: https://github.com/macloo
I wanted to do some of the things recommended in Nathan Yau’s excellent book Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics (2011: Wiley). So after I had about 120 lines of notes in a text editing program, I thought: “Hey, with so many links and stuff, I should turn this into a Tumblr!” So here it is.
Check out Nathan’s popular blog, FlowingData.