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Technical and Research Skills: IT Skills

UNIX/LINUX: Processing Data Using AWK & PERL Scripts

1 day

This course, intended for scientists and engineers, will provide an introduction to the Awk and Perl scripting languages and their usage. After attending this course you will have acquired the basic skills in programming in Awk and Perl. The course will comprise a mixture of lectures and practical work.

Topics will include:

  • the use of simple awk scripts to process text files;
  • use of selection criteria and awk functions in awk scripts;
  • use of arrays and loops in awk scripts;
  • perl variables and operators;
  • the use of conditional and iterative control statements in perl scripts;
  • use of diamond operator(<>) to read a text file within a perl script and use of arrays in a perl script.

Prerequisites: students should have some knowledge of UNIX/Linux or have attended the workshop on ‘UNIX/Linux: An Introduction’ before attempting this workshop.

09 December 2014
Training Room 1, Julian Hodge Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

26 March 2015
Training Room 2, Julian Hodge Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

09:00 - 17:00

Dates to be confirmed for a further 2 sessions - Please register your interest via your Core Portal account

PLEASE NOTE: Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place.

Provider: UGC
Target Group: RS & PGR