Chapter 3 Git, GitHub, and RStudio

At this point in STAT 545, all students receive their own STAT 545 GitHub repository that they will use to develop their course work throughout the rest of the course.

This has two purposes:

  • It is helpful for course mechanics, e.g. homework submission and grading, peer review.
  • Learning to use Git and GitHub, with R and RStudio, is a legitimate pedagogical goal.

Our instructions around installation, setup, and early Git usage eventually grew so extensive that we created a dedicated website. This content can now be found here: