Coursera - The Data Scientist's Toolbox - Week 2 - Introduction to Github

"GitHub is a web-based hosting service for software development projects that use the Git revision control system."

How does GitHub work?

Set up a GitHub account using the same e-mail you configured in Git on your computer.

Your GitHub profile:

Git vs. GitHub

Creating a GitHub repository (repo)

Two ways:

  1. Start a repo from scratch
  2. Fork another user's repo

Creating a Local Repo

  1. Create and navigate to a directory.
  2. Initialize a local Git repo using git init
  3. Point your local repo at the remote repo on GitHub using git remote add origin

Cloning a Forked Repo

  1. Create and navigate to a directory on your local machine.
  2. Type git clone url

Published January 14, 2015