Make the command line work for you (on Windows)

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Elizabeth Lucas of Kaiser Health News
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 5 at 4:30pm
  • Location: M105
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

If you've never touched the little black box on your computer known as the command line, you're ignoring an extremely helpful tool. In this session we'll use Windows Powershell to get started on making the command line a handy tool in your data toolbelt.

This session is good for: Newbies to the command line who are brave enough to dive into the guts of their computer. Most but not all of this session’s content translates to Macs. If you're a Mac user, see "How I learned to take command of the command line: A journalist's guide to getting started."

Speaker Bios

  • Liz Lucas is the data editor at Kaiser Health News (KHN) and a member of the investigative team. Previously she worked at IRE as the NICAR Data Library director and trainer. She lives in St Louis. @eklucas

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