1.4. Markdown basics¶
What is it? Markdown is a just way to write text that gets formatted.
GitHub uses it when you open a repo in a website: In this repo, I have text that is bolded, italics, and code. There are headers for sectioning. There is a lot more you can do with Markdown, but that will give you a taste.
When we work in Jupyter, we will write python code in files called python notebooks (
ipynbfiles, for “IPYthon NoteBooks”). In these
ipynbfiles, we can have python code interspersed with sections of markdown text. As a result, we can write code and analysis that is easy to follow and execute. In other words,
ipynbfiles are useful to create code that is [reproducible, reusable, and shareable[(../about/objectives).
I’ll recommend four resources to practice and learn markdown:
Google “How do I <do something > in markdown?