STAT 540, Fall Semester 2002: Statistical Computing
A general recommendation: To find documentation or help, do a google
search on any of the topics covered in class. For example, "gawk
tutorial" will turn up several useful documents that supplement the
class notes on gawk programming. The examples below under "Resources"
were found this way.
- Regular expressions:
- Silly example files:
- ASCII list
- Emacs initialization file: .emacs
The file contains two keyboard macros that copy the current line
to the other window in 2-window mode:
C-x c --- copies the current line and moves to the next line
C-x v --- copies the current line and stays on the current line
Unfortunately, the first macro bombs if you are at the end of the file
and there is no terminating .
- Bash initialization files: .bashrc and .bash_profile
- Cygwin/bash trouble: commands not found -- PATH
There are no required textbooks, only recommended ones.
- sed & awk, by Arnold Robbins, Pocket Reference, O'Reilly, <50 pages.
- sed & awk,, by Dale Dougherty, Unix Power Tools, O'Reilly, ~400 pages.
- The AWK Programming Language, by Aho, Kernighan, Weinberger, Addison-Wesley, ~210 pages.
- Gnu Emacs, by Debra Cameron, Pocket Reference, O'Reilly, <60 pages.