I’m dead tired, but still wanted to push forward into the world of data science, following a general direction I decided on: going through a couple of Coursera courses. Another part of this direction is documenting everything I do, along with more complete documents and howtos in future – I’m really not in a position to do much howto-ing at this point (well, except for how not to get enough sleep).
Something of practical meaning
I’m a proud owner of a Git Repo. It’s hosted on GitHub because my intentions aren’t in any way commercial (in either direction – I don’t intend to spend money on this hobby/interest, but I also don’t expect to see any money from my actions) for the time being. It is called datascience (no surprise there) and it’s planned to contain a lot of interesting stuff. Currently it only holds a (from what I learned on the course) pretty common readme file along with one txt file (probably as common as github newbies are) – wow.txt.
Right now, I know how to make a git repo, how to init it on a local machine using git command line, how to add files to it and push it to remote repository. There’s also commit to local repository – I skipped updates of existing files, removals etc. This is left for my future endeavors.
Conclusions & Remarks
No serious issues in this step. Everything was pretty straightforward, but I have to say that I have used git in the past. It hasn’t been easy nor good experience back then, so don’t be doubtful of me pls. I do know how versatile git is and how many chances there are to mess something up and make things complicated – I’m pretty sure you’ll read here about such mishaps soon enough.
Another cool story is my stackoverflow account – it passed 1K today. I did some answering related to PHP & MySql (something I’m a bit fluent with) and voila!
If you start following my steps (which is always a good thing), please let me know of any issues you stumble – I’d love to help.