This course builds on the Command Line for Data Science course. You’ll learn how to read documentation, how to inspect files, how to perform basic text processing using the command line, how to redirect and pipe output, and how to access documentation for different commands if you get stuck. Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll practice and get feedback directly in the browser.
- Reading and exploring documentation
- Inspecting files and performing basic text processing
- Redirecting and piping output
- Employing streams and file descriptors
Text Processing for Data Science [5 lessons]
Getting Help and Reading Documentation 1hLesson Objectives
- Employ different types of commands
- Get help on command usage
- Read documentation
File Inspection 1hLesson Objectives
- See the contents of files
- Identify different file types
- Define option-arguments
Text Processing 1hLesson Objectives
- Concatenate files
- Sort files
- Subset data by rows and columns
- Extract data with regular expressions
Redirection and Pipelines 1hLesson Objectives
- Redirect output to files
- Create empty files
- Define the importance of pipelines
- Employ pipelines
Standard Streams and File Descriptors 1hLesson Objectives
- Define standard streams
- Define file descriptors
- Redirect input
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