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Re: st: RE: Suggestions on learning Perl
>>>>> "nick" == Nick Cox <email@example.com> writes:
nick> I have great admiration for Perl, and have
nick> used it a bit, but I have an offbeat suggestion
nick> which real Perl experts will sniff at.
nick> They will say that what I am going to suggest
nick> has long since been superseded by Perl -- and they
nick> are in a sense totally right.
Thanks Nick, that was a pleasant reminder.
Throw in sed, cut, and a few more of the unix command-line file
munging tools, and you can do most of what you want.
I greatly prefer python (which has its own wierd features, like
meaningful white space), but the question really boils down to user
preference whether one prefers small precision tools (awk/sed/cut/etc)
or huge swiss army knives (python/perl).
(I do believe that Perl has sed/awk act-a-likes, good for use on non
POSIX/unix command-line shells...).
A.J. Rossini Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics
U. of Washington Biostatistics firstname.lastname@example.org
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