Setting-up your environment
Please complete the following steps before the start of the course.
1. Install Git on your computer
If Git is not yet installed on your computer, please download your platform specific version
2. Install Git-LFS on your computer
Git LFS (Large File Storage) is an extension for Git that will be covered during the course. Please install it if needed.
Linux: install Git LFS using your distribution's official package manager:
apt-get install git-lfs
dnf install git-lfs
Windows: Git LFS is packaged directly with Git for Windows, therefore no extra installation step is required.
MacOS: Git LFS can be installed by either:
- downloading it from https://github.com/git-lfs/git-lfs/releases
- installing via Homebrew:
brew install git-lfs
- installing via MacPorts:
port install git-lfs
3. Create a GitHub account
GitHub is a commercial online hosting platform for Git repositories that we will use in some of
the exercise. If you do not already have a GitHub account, please create a free account at