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The Rubyist Historian

This repository contains evolving content used as introductory teaching material for the Rubyist Historian ebook project by Jason A. Heppler (

The full text of The Rubyist Historian can be viewed at Github pages: The material on my website will not be updated. Any updates, changes, additions, etc. to Rubyist will happen here at Github instead.


I would appreciate a citation if you use Rubyist. Here is the suggested form:

Jason A. Heppler, "The Rubyist Historian: Ruby Programming for Humanities Scholars", doi: 10.5281/zenodo.9987.

Copyright & Licensing

Code licensed MIT.

All other material is licensed by Jason A. Heppler under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States license. You are free to copy, distribute, transmit, and remix this work, provided you attribute the work to Jason A. Heppler as the original author and reference this repository. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same, similar or a compatible license. Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder. For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States license.

Certain examples, inspiration for structure, and topics are inspired by, drawn from, and indebted to Professor Stephen Ramsay's course ENGL 4/878: Electronic Text, which I completed in the Fall 2010 term at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.