Text Analysis Methods Workshop: Getting Started with Python, Git, and Github

Sign up for Github account and get an educational license

  1. Go to github.com and select the green "signup" button
  2. Use your pitt email for the account
  3. Follow signup directions on the page (may require an email confirmation)
  4. Choose the free account option
  5. Once signed up, go to https://education.github.com/discount_requests/new
  6. Fill out the information to request an education license as a student
  7. Make sure you will remember your username and password, as you will need them to set up Github Desktop app

Download and install Github desktop app

  1. Go to https://desktop.github.com/ and click the download link that matches your computer's operating system (e.g. Windows 7, Windows 10, Mac OS)
  2. Click and the downloaded installer and follow the on-screen instructions
  3. After installing the program, open it and enter your Github username and password when prompted to do so (on macs the program immediately prompts you to do the first time you load it, but you can go to "preferences>accounts>sign in" as well )

Download and install Anaconda

  1. Warning: Anaconda takes up 2.17GB of space! If you are short on disk space, let me know and I will help you install the lightweight version)
  2. Go to https://www.anaconda.com/download/ and select Python 3.6 download (make sure the installer version matches your operating system)
  3. Click and the downloaded installer and follow the on-screen instructions (on macs, this is a .pkg file
  4. After it's done installing (can take 5-10 minutes), double-click the application "Anaconda-Navigator" and make sure it loads properly

About Text Analysis Methods Workshops

Each week, I will lead a hands-on session on a text analysis method, or a related core concept. Sessions will generally include a 15-30-minute instructor overview and a 30-minute interactive workshop. You'll need a laptop in class to participate. Below is the full list of topics for the semester, which I will eventually move to particular weeks:

NOTE: The link below will just bring you to https://education.github.com/discount_requests/new

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