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Mastering RStudio – Develop, Communicate, and Collaborate with R by Maximilian H. Nierhoff, Julian Hillebrand

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Chapter 8. Collaborating with Git and GitHub

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of Git and GitHub
  • Installing Git and setting up RStudio for using it
  • Working with RStudio and GitHub

Introducing version control

Data analytics projects with R can sometimes get very complex, especially when we have to work on our analysis over a longer period of time. To keep track of our changes and our progress in the project, it is important to use a version control system that can support us on these tasks. The best known of these version control approaches is Git. It helps us annotate every change we make to our code. This is also very helpful when we collaborate with other people, or when other people have to read ...

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