Heralded by some as “235 times faster than hadoop”,
AWK is a programmable text processing tool that
has been packaged with Unix, since 1979-ish,
and has been in all major Unix standards since.
AWK builds on the
borrowing some of their syntax and style in
a tool that is almost as concise but fully programmable.
AWK is good at cutting through text-based datasets at blazing speed.
David will introduce you to some of its ways.
Slides and notes: https://gitlab.com/drj11/talk-awk
conda is a tool for creating isolated environments of software
packages. Over the last few years it has greatly simplified the
challenge of providing the software dependencies required for many
research computing workflows and it allows certain workflows to be
easily reproduced on different hardware and operating systems (e.g. in
the cloud or on HPC systems). In this talk Will covers: what problems
conda tries to solve, the basics of using
conda, alternative tools
that address similar problems and issues that may arise when using
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