Learning the command line is essential for a data analyst or data scientist. The lack of a graphical user interface (GUI) also makes the command line faster than other approaches for many tasks.
In our Elements of the Command Line course, you will learn how to use the terminal on UNIX machines. If you're using a Windows PC or laptop, do not worry! You’ll practice your command line skills right on our platform
In this course, we will learn what the command line is and why it's useful to you as you begin working in data science. You'll learn about how to navigate the filesystem, how to alter permissions for different users, and how to access documentation for different commands if you get stuck. When you finish the course, you'll have had enough hands-on practice that you’ll be comfortable using the command line in your day-to-day data analysis tasks.
By the end of this course, you'll be able to:
Learn to use the Command Line
Introduction to the Command Line
Learn why the command line is important and how to interact with your computer.
Learn about the filesystem and how to navigate it.
Modifying the Filesystem
Learn how to modify the filesystem.
Glob Patterns and Wildcards
Learn about wildcards and how they can help you match filenames.
Users and Permissions
Learn about users, permissions, and why these are important.