4. Version control#

Version control refers to the process of systematically storing important versions of documents for the future.

A typical tool to achieve this is git.

Documents that should be put under version control include:

  • computer source code for simulation software and

  • computer source code for analysis scripts

  • configuration files

  • metadata

We also recommend to put important documents into version control, such as the manuscript of a publication, and a PhD thesis.

4.1. GWDG GitLab#

For MPG researchers, the GWDG Gitlab Service can be used to host git repositories in the cloud.

4.2. Further reading and training material on version control and Git#