This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the Unix shell, a power tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes, combine existing programs in new ways, and automate repetitive tasks.
The Unix shell (command line) has been around longer than most of its users have been alive. It has survived so long because it’s a power tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes. More importantly, it helps them combine existing programs in new ways and automate repetitive tasks so they aren’t typing the same things over and over again. Use of the shell is fundamental to using a wide range of other powerful tools and computing resources (including “high-performance computing” supercomputers). These lessons will start you on a path towards using these resources effectively.
This workshop will be delivered by the HBS Research Computing Services group in partnership with the Data Science Services group at IQSS.
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