Reinstalling software and configuring settings on a new computer is a pain. After my latest hard drive failure set the stage for yet another round of download-extract-install and configuration file twiddling, it was time to overhaul my approach. "Enough is enough!"
This post walks through
- how to back up and automate the installation and configuration process
- how to set up a minimal framework for data science
We’ll use a dotfiles repository on Github to illustrate both points in parallel.