June 3, 2020 – Using Git and GitHub with R

 In Archived, Webinars

R is free, open source software (FOSS) for general calculation, statistics, data processing and graphing. It is very widely used in hydrology and there are many packages of added functions developed by and for hydrologists.

One of these is the CSHShydRology package, which is being developed by members of CSHS/CWRA. The package is available at github.com/CSHS-CWRA/CSHShydRology

To use the package and to contribute to its development, it is useful to understand how to use the program Git and the online service GitHub. However, Git and GitHub have steep learning curves, which can prevent them being used fully.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

The advantages of using version control software
Git, a version control program, which works with repositories on your computer
GitHub, a service used for hosting repositories online
How to work with Git and GitHub from inside R

After completing the webinar you will be able to install R packages from GitHub, use Git for version control on your own computer, and to contribute to the development of R packages, such as CSHShydRology.