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 from

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:

    • Ubuntu/Debian: apt-get install git-lfs
    • Fedora/CentOS: 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:

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

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