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Module 2 Exercise 4.1: Scraping Data With Wget

Module 2 Exercise 4.1: Scraping Data With Wget

Wget is a Tool for Downloading Internet Sources The purpose of this Programming Historian Exercise was to help me get a sense of how to use wget to download a specific set of files, and how to download internet sources by creating a mirror of an entire website. For this exercise I decided to complete…

Module Module 1 Exercise 4: Fork And Contribute On GitHub

Module Module 1 Exercise 4: Fork And Contribute On GitHub

Following the instructions, I successfully forked the who-we-are repository, cloned it to my desktop, made the appropriate changes to the template file. I included a link to my Twitter page, Open-Notebook- and blog, then made a pull request so that my information could be included in the original repository. I did not have any difficulty with this…

Module 1 Exercise 1: Learn Markdown With Dillinger

Module 1 Exercise 1: Learn Markdown With Dillinger

When I started this exercise, I had never heard of Dillinger or Markdown syntax, so this was the first time I have ever created a markdown file to format plain text. I used the guidelines from Sarah Simpkin The Programming Historian. I had issues because I found the examples on the Programming Historian page did…

Git-It? Some GitHub Basics

Git-It? Some GitHub Basics

What Is GitHub? I started using GitHub for my Crafting Digital History course for the first time this year. At the time, I had never heard of GitHub, and I found its terminology and commands difficult to understand. However, once you download all the necessary software and begin using its commands, it is quite simple to…

Open Access Please: The Importance of “Open” Notes & Research Data

Open Access Please: The Importance of “Open” Notes & Research Data

Why Is “Openness” Useful? Historians are not accustomed to sharing research notes and data with the public. Traditionally, research publications are shared for the education of the public, while the research process is left outside of the public’s view. More recently however, historians have began to create “openness” in research through producing open notebooks, and providing open access to research…

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