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