In our intermediate command line course, you’ll learn to improve your data analysis workflow with concepts such as piping and redirecting output into a file; searching files for a string; and cleaning, exploring, and consolidating data using the command line.
You’ll also learn to work with Jupyter console, an enhanced Python interpreter, to develop scripts. And you’ll learn how to clean and explore data using csvkit, a suite of command line tools for converting and working with CSV formats.
Then you’ll build a project that combines your Python data skills with your new command line expertise — you’ll write Python scripts to compute summary statistics and then run the scripts directly from the command line. When you finish this course, you’ll be able to add “UNIX Command Line” skills to your data science resume!
- Cleaning, exploring, and consolidating data using the command line
- Piping and redirecting output into a file
- Searching files for a string
- Using the Jupyter console
Intermediate Command Line for Data Science [7 lessons]
Working with Programs 1hLesson Objectives
- Access bash variables
- Employ flags when calling bash functions
Command Line Python Scripting 1hLesson Objectives
- Identify the fundamentals of command line Python
- Install new Python packages using pip
- Employ virtual environments
Challenge: Working with the Command Line 1hLesson Objectives
- Create Python scripts from the command line
- Create virtual environments
Working with Jupyter console 1hLesson Objectives
- Employ the Jupyter console
- Employ Jupyter magics to iteratively develop scripts
Piping and Redirecting Output 1hLesson Objectives
- Build a basic shell pipeline
- Search files using grep
Challenge: Data Munging Using The Command Line 1hLesson Objectives
- Explore datasets from the shell
- Consolidate multiple datasets into a single file
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