Dienstag, 15. November 2011

Git for economists

If you have not heard of version control systems you have either never programmed, or you are missing out on a really helpful tool.

 A version control system remembers all the different versions of a project. If you have ever programmed a STATA or R script you have run into the situation where somethin does not work any more that did work... yesterday.

A really nice version control system is GIT.   I have switched over from Subversion today, after having watched this video of linus torvals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XpnKHJAok8

Git works without a central repository, so I have my complete code base with me- -not matter what device I work on.


  1. Would you recommend Git over Bazaar? My understanding is that Bazaar is easier to pick up for those of us who are not as strong technically (i.e. I'm not a developer). Do you have any comments on the comparison?

  2. I have never heard of Bazaar before, but from what i read here
    it sounds very interesting.