Perl training

Plan:

- Day 1 morning: What is Perl? Lay of the land
- Day 1 afternoon: Basic syntax, Perl for extracting data
- Day 2 morning: Regular expressions, perl as glue – using Perl to connect two programs
- Day 2 afternoon: Perl as glue – using Perl to connect two programs
- Day 3 afternoon: CPAN

Why use Perl?

- quickly extract information from a lot of data
- write programs that connect two existing programs together
- take advantage of very rich libraries

Script ideas

- extracting top phone callers
- summarizing surveys