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]
Projects in this course
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