Git it on…. maybe not!

I’ve been mildly anxious about my hard work being on my c drive, managing version control, tracking my thinking and learning, that kind of thing, and then last night, I got this error trying to open my work…

load(“~/R/lineartimeseries/DAM assignment 2 Pt A Q3 v1.R”)
Error: bad restore file magic number (file may be corrupted) — no data loaded
In addition: Warning message:
file ‘DAM assignment 2 Pt A Q3 v1.R’ has magic number ‘#####’
Use of save versions prior to 2 is deprecated

My anxiety escalated! But then I rebooted and everything was fine.

Following this brief moment of panic, Durand helpfully pointed out that this is where something like GitHub would be useful.

Ah, this course is teaching me so much 🙂

So I thought, I am going to follow this tutorial: http://product.hubspot.com/blog/git-and-github-tutorial-for-beginners

But then of course, in the usual style, we get sent off to another tutorial, http://mac.appstorm.net/how-to/utilities-how-to/how-to-use-terminal-the-basics/ which is then just for Mac.

Seriously.

So stay tuned for Part II but right now I am going back to writing my DAM assignment.

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