UNIX

  • 2020 Nov 13

    Do Less Work by Using the Unix Shell

    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Online: Zoom

    This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the Unix shell, a power tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes, combine existing programs in new ways, and automate repetitive tasks.

    The Unix shell (command line) has been around longer than most of its users have been alive. It has survived so long because it’s a power tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes. More importantly, it helps them combine existing programs in new ways and automate repetitive tasks so they aren’t typing the same things over and over again. Use of the shell is fundamental to using a wide range of other powerful tools and computing resources (including “high-performance computing” supercomputers). These lessons will start you on a path towards using these resources effectively.

    This workshop will be delivered by the HBS Research Computing Services group in partnership with the Data Science Services group at IQSS.

    Visit the Harvard Training Portal for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

  • 2020 Nov 20

    Version Control with Git / GitKraken

    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Online: Zoom

    Version control software allows you to save “versions” of files -- scripts, text files, web pages, data, etc. -- which show the changes that were made to the files over time, and allows you to backtrack if necessary and undo those changes. The ability alone – of being able to compare two versions or reverse changes, makes it fairly invaluable when working on larger projects. Even more so when collaborating in research groups.

    This hands-on workshop will take you through the steps of using Git / GitKraken and GitHub, to track changes, revert to older versions, and share your files with other people. Ultimately, to keep you organized, to reduce the clutter, and maintain an intelligible history of files in your projects.

    This workshop will be delivered by the HBS Research Computing Services group in partnership with the Data Science Services group at IQSS.

    Visit the Harvard Training Portal for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).