Questions regarding the use of systems that can track the changes over time in code or documents.

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How to change the same code stored in several places after I improve one of them? [migrated]

I have some codes written in Matlab. I use the code in different folders which contains different data. Because I want to change some parameters for each different data, I keep the codes in the folder ...
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Version control for research and teaching statements

Every time I apply for a job I write a new cover letter, research statement, and teaching statement. While each statement is personalized for the specific job, I tend to do a lot of cutting and ...
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How to handle multiple versions of a paper (e.g. conference and journal version)

A usual flow of a project (in my field) commonly looks like this: having a result -> (1) writing a paper (with all the proofs) -> (2) making a conference version -> (3) uploading a full version to ...
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Issue tracking when writing a paper

When writing papers (and even more - when revising after collaborators', or reviewers', remarks) it's hard to keep track what is done, what needs to be fixed, what cannot be fixed, when opinions of ...
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Is there an advantage of branching in version-controlled paper writing?

I use a version control system (formerly subversion, now git) to write papers, which for me works very well and is convenient. A few times, I even worked with branches for different logical versions ...
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What tools make it easy to maintain (or avoid!) the N versions of your CV?

Academics need various forms of their CV, depending on what purpose it's being used for. In my case, here are reasons I've had to re-format or have a different version of my CV: promotion and ...