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I may give in and switch to a templating system, database back end, or XML eventually, and automated testing would be great. On the other hand, we want the code to be readable, especially if we want newbies to learn from it, so we can’t use too many Golf shortcuts.

However, it’s held up well, and gives excellent advice on how to use Perl to process data. It contains more knowledge than you’d think could fit into a handy pages. You right-click on the new gear and select Help.

We use the familiar web browser as our GUI and harness the power of hyperlinking to develop a highly granular, hierarchical table of contents for the tools.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Now my colleagues can read it without borrowing my copy, well done Dave: Jeremy rated it liked it May 15, It will teach you systematic and powerful techniques using Perl.


Unfortunately, a comprehensive graphical environment requires a major programming effort to build, and to keep current. This being an article on Perl.

Part I: Background

I’m currently reading this book, with a great degree of interest. Brilliant book, in my opinion essential for any Perl library! The advent blogs roundup 24 days of new Perl articles. How about teaching a three-hour course with just enough Perl to munge simple data? Dwta yourself as a sysadmin at Example Corp. In fact, they already know how to break down problems, loop, branch, and debug; instead of programming, though, they call it developing protocols.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Problem Experimental biologists increasingly face large sets of large files in often-incompatible formats, which they need to filter, reformat, merge, and otherwise munge definition 3.

Sam rated it liked it Jan 11, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Data Munging with Sprog

Also, to be honest, a lot of the publicity blurb was written some time ago, when I was spending more time on PerlMonth stuff than adta PerlMonks. How about a way to browse or search by keyword, a way to modularize your code for easy reuse, and a way to document it and easily access that documentation? We knew we had to make muhging process of creating a new tool fast and automatic. Racing back to the palette, you grab the Strip Whitespace gear, slot it into your machine and tweak its properties to specify exactly which white space you want stripped.


Writing your own gears is easier than you might imagine, and there is a mailing list to ask questions and share your ideas. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

This title is out of print and no longer for sale. If that someone is you, you’re definately holding the right book. I just started learning Perl and I like it very much and also datq really encourage newbies seeing such a great community helping others. In order to use a tool, you: Amir Karger Oerl their articles. The help page explains that you can enter just a number such as 2 for the second table or an XPath expression. Jun 09, Marc Perry rated it it was amazing.

Recently I re-read it. In order to use a tool, you:.