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