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Re: st: Use of Stata project manager to make backing up and sharing more efficient


From   Roberto Ferrer <refp16@gmail.com>
To   Stata Help <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Use of Stata project manager to make backing up and sharing more efficient
Date   Thu, 17 Oct 2013 06:16:07 +0100

Stephen,

-project- and a VCS, each on its own, can help you with the specific
task of sharing. However, these two suggestions have additional,
mutually exclusive capabilities which any researcher could take
advantage of. The point being: don't discard using both (I do).

While a VCS has a steep learning curve (in my opinion, at least), you
can get started with basic tasks quite quickly. You mention "share"
AND "collaborators" which is why Sergiy Radyakin's recommendation is a
very good one. Git is a very popular and well documented VCS. See
here: http://git-scm.com/book.

Bests,
Roberto





On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 2:57 PM, Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu> wrote:
> On Oct 16, 2013, at 2:24 PM, Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu> wrote:
>> On Oct 16, 2013, at 1:49 PM, Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Stephen, try any of the VCSs:
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revision_control
>>>
>>> They are specifically designed to track, share and collaborate.
>>
>>
>> Excellent advice.  However, I would strongly suggest that you consider either Git (most popular, and with some penetration into the R community) or Mercurial (similar in functionality to Git, but some would argue that it is a bit easier to use), and that you start by using SourceTree (an excellent GUI client for both Git and Mercurial).
>
>
> One more thing -- you may use either GitHub (Git only) or Bitbucket (Git or Mercurial) to collaborate and share files.  If you want/need private repositories, GitHub requires a paid subscription, but Bitbucket makes unlimited private repositories available to those with a .edu email address (at least for now).
>
>
> -- Phil
>
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