Data analysis from the command line

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Tyler Dukes of WRAL-Raleigh
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 23 at 11:30am
  • Location: Pinnacle Peak 1
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It may not have a fancy interface, but the command line can equip journalists with tailor-made tools to analyze data. This hands-on session will build upon your basic command line skills and dive deeper into the csvkit suite of utilities to interview data, mash it up with other sources, analyze it and generate story ideas -- all with the speed and power of the command line.

This session is good for: People who have some basic Excel skills and a little bit of command-line experience (example: you went to the “Command Line for Reporters” session preceding this one)


Speaker Bios

  • Tyler Dukes (@mtdukes) is an investigative reporter at WRAL News in Raleigh, N.C., where he specializes in data and public records. In 2017, he completed a fellowship at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and currently teaches at Duke University's DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy. Prior to joining WRAL, he worked as managing editor for Duke University’s Reporters’ Lab, a project to reduce the costs of investigative journalism.

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