Data analysis often produces temporary or intermediate files that you don't want to save.
You can tell it to stop paying attention to files you don't care about
by creating a file in the root directory of your repository called
and storing a list of wildcard patterns that specify the files you don't want Git to pay attention to.
then Git will ignore any file or directory called
build (and, if it's a directory, anything in it),
as well as any file whose name ends in
Which of the following files would not be ignored by a
.gitignore that contained the lines:
pdf *.pyc backup