Introduction to General Assembly Blog
The week of General Assembly was an interesting one. Having taken previous Python and intro to data visualization courses in college, the first week was mainly a review of previously learned concepts and material from the pre-work which involved getting exposure to programming and mathematical concepts.
One surprise to me was the operation of my computer with just the command prompt or git bash. Throughout the time I have used technology, I have never once touched the command prompt. Most people operate their systems using the GUI or graphic user interface. This involves using the mouse and keyboard to operate the system. It was amazing how much faster the command prompt was. The significant difference between operating the system with the command prompt and the GUI is there is no mouse to be used when in the command prompt. I was surprised at the efficiency of making directories and opening applications such as Jupyter notebook from the command prompt itself. Another shock to me was the fact that I can write python scripts from the command line itself without even having to open anaconda navigator.
If there was one important concept that I learned in the first week, it would be the efficiency of the command line. Ever since we were exposed to the command line, it has been my main source of opening notebooks and files when it came to General Assembly lesson plans. There is absolutely no downloading button required to obtain the repo at all.