This course teaches you how to use Git, one of the most popular version control systems. You will learn how Git is helpful in the context of data analysis and data science. We’ll cover the fundamentals, including how to clone a project to your local machine, how to iterate on the project by creating branches, and how to push your work to Git remotes like GitHub. You’ll learn how Git automatically creates “merge conflicts” to prevent catastrophic mistakes.
By the end of this course, you’ll know how to install Git on your local machine. An active GitHub account is crucial for making your data analysis and data science projects available to potential employers.
Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll practice and get feedback directly in the browser.
- Organizing your code using version control
- Collaborating with others using Git and Github
- Resolving conflicts in version control
Introduction to Git and Version Control [5 lessons]
Introduction to Git 1hLesson Objectives
- Identify the benefits of version control
- Commit changes in Git
- Explore Git commit history
Git Remotes 1hLesson Objectives
- Identify the benefits of remote Git repositories
- Make changes to local and remote Git repositories
Git Branches 1hLesson Objectives
- Organize code using Git branches
- Merge and delete Git branches
- Explore different branch histories
Project: Git Installation and GitHub Integration 1hLesson Objectives
- Configure Git on your computer
- Authenticate with a Github account
Projects in this course
Project: Git Installation and GitHub Integration
Learn how to install Git and authenticate with GitHub.
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Master skills faster with Dataquest
Go from zero to job-ready
Learn exactly what you need to achieve your goal. Don’t waste time on unrelated lessons.
Build your project portfolio
Build confidence with our in-depth projects, and show off your data skills.
Challenge yourself with exercises
Work with real data from day one with interactive lessons and hands-on exercises.
Showcase your path certification
Impress employers by completing a capstone project and certifying it with an expert review.