This week’s DaSH session will be a hands on introductory tutorial on how to use everyone’s favourite (???) text editor: ViM. Tom has sent through some pre-watching and a list of files to download for tomorrow’s DaSH Session on ViM (see below). I strongly encourage anyone who is planning to attend to watch the video (if you didn’t catch it during Tom’s talk last year), download the files and try and determine how to start ViM on your own machine (hint: type ‘vi’ or ‘vim’ at a command prompt). We will spend a couple of minutes getting people started on ViM tomorrow morning, but hope to spend the majority of the session actually working through examples. If you are really worried then maybe turn up a few minutes early and we will sort you out.
Bring your own laptop, so you can play on your own device.
ALSO: Next week I am hoping to hold a session titled “Dumb things to do with Data” where I will be giving examples of stupid mistakes I have made when manipulating data sets. If you want to laugh at me, or learn from my mistakes, then come along. If you have examples of your own dumb examples that you want to unburden yourself from then bring them along.
Rori Flex Room, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point
Friday 10 April, 9:15 am
here are some materials for the vim tutorial session. If you didnt see the video last time, it would help to watch it first, even if your already convinced you should start using vim (or emacs).
Intro to Vim Video/webcast (Conceptual intro into ‘Why use it?’):
Below is a list of example scripts in my dropbox. I couldnt decide on which, so I chose many. I selected those for a range of programs (that way we have a range depending on who turns up), some of which I hope you find useful in your work.
Some are even really well commented and arranged (I shocked myself reading through them!), others are more typical of my repository…