Eric Earl is a Neuroinformaticist acting as a Data Scientist at the NIMH Data Science and Sharing Team (full-time) and continues to support research in the DCAN Labs jointly between OHSU and UMN (in a small capacity).
Free GitHub Built-in Repository Tools
a brief guide
(look in the bottom right corner)
Out of a topic
Into a topic
by the end of this, you should be able to say you can...
Make and assign Issues
Track issues with Milestones
Make a Projects Kanban board
Create multiple Wiki pages
Start a Discussions post
What is a GitHub repository?
If you are not sure, read the below statement from GitHub:
"A repository contains all of your project's files
and each file's revision history."
like a post-it
one well-defined idea with small scope
At A Minimum
A Title and a Comment
If You Can
- Assign Assignees
- Add Labels
- Associate to a Project
- Associate to a Milestone
like a storyboard
a set of ideas with some end (semantic versioning)
like a to do list
a set of lists to keep track of ideas
like chapters, not just a synopsis
a set of documents to explain
like a forum
a place for repository-specific communication
can you now...
Make and assign Issues?
Track issues with Milestones?
Make a Projects Kanban board?
Create multiple Wiki pages?
Start a Discussions post?
My personal favorites
Old Slides Beyond This Point
Git is version control
a way to preserve the history of changes
Edit & Save
one person or many people collaboratively
anyone can make exact copies at exact versions
Scenario 1: Merging changes
I have processing pipeline code that is missing a new option.
Kathy has already developed and tested that code out.
We can work together to merge Kathy's changes into my version.
Scenario 2: Restoring old stuff
Anders changed some analysis code to add a feature.
His new change breaks Oscar's old analysis.
Oscar can restore the old version and avoid the new changes.
- Use Search to find the ABCD-STUDY GitHub organization
- Open the abcd-dicom2bids repository
- Browse the src folder
- Go back to the top of the repo and Clone or download
A Brief Guide to *some* GitHub Repository Tools
By Eric Earl