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ONLINE SESSION: Unix Shell: Working with Data

This session, which is made up of a brief presentation followed by a longer hands-on demonstration in the Unix Shell. We will overview and demonstrate how you can work and manipulate data files using a command line interface.

This workshop may be useful to you if you work with a large number of related spreadsheets or files, or if you have an interest in learning more about how your computer functions behind its graphical user interface (GUI). Unix command functionalities we will cover in the demonstration include:

  • Exploring a directory (folder structure)
  • Exploring data files (specifically from the MIMIC III clinical database demo files)
  • Pulling specific data from these datafiles using

It is recommended in this class that Windows 10 users install a Unix Shell onto their machine. Here is a recommended tutorial: https://www.howtogeek.com/249966/how-to-install-and-use-the-linux-bash-shell-on-windows-10/

Class slides can be previewed here: https://github.com/sauuyer/unix-shell-working-with-data/blob/master/unix_shell_working_with_data.pdf

Unix walk through can be previewed here: https://github.com/sauuyer/unix-shell-working-with-data/blob/master/demo_walkthrough.md


This session will be held over Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the class session starts.


Please email medicaldata@yale.edu with any questions you might have.

Monday, September 21, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Zoom (Online Only)
Medical School
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