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  • Beginner PDF: Unleash the data – tools and tricks for taming PDFs

    Using this tipsheet, take a one-page airport traffic report from Miami International Airport and demo three ways to get it into a spreadsheet so you can do more with the numbers. Using editor. No coding experience needed. Then we’ll demo PDFtk, an easy command line tool that can merge a folder of PDFs or split a PDF into separate files by page.

    Tags: PDFs; Tabula; CometDocs; Sublime Text; PDFtk

    By Adelaide Chen

    2018

  • Csvkit, a command-line tool for reporters Github repo

    Ever struggled with large data sets? Or need to quickly join or merge data sets without benefit of a database? We will show you how to harness the awesome power of CSVKit to wrangle large datasets on the command line. It's easy to use, fast and powerful. It's a must in every data journalist's tool box. https://github.com/utdata/csvkit-nicar2018

    Tags: database; dataset; csvkit; merge; joining

    By Christian McDonald

    2018

  • Creating your first satellite image

    In this training, you'll learn how to find, download, combine, and turn data captured by satellites into ready-for-publication images. You'll learn three ways to do this by using point and click tools, command line and Google Earth Engine. https://github.com/yanofsky/nicar18-landsat

    Tags: satellite; images; google earth

    By David Yanofsky

    2018

  • Favorite Command Line Tools

    There are a lot of things anyone can do through the command line. But for reporters, there are some key commands and command line-based tools that can improve efficiency and make life a whole lot easier. Using the command line isn't coding in the way that writing in Python or Javascript or Ruby is, but mastering the command line is a good introduction to that world and a step toward learning and using those languages. https://github.com/AJVicens/command-line-for-reporters

    Tags: command line; tools; efficiency; code

    By AJ Vicens

    2018

  • Csvkit, a command-line tool for reporters repo

    Ever struggled with large data sets? Or need to quickly join or merge data sets without benefit of a database? We will show you how to harness the awesome power of CSVKit to wrangle large datasets on the command line. It's easy to use, fast and powerful. It's a must in every data journalist's tool box. This is good for: People who want a solution for working with multiple​​ CSV files without having to open Excel or to join or merge files without a database. https://github.com/utdata/csvkit-nicar2018

    Tags: csvkit; command line; command-line; data sets

    By Christian McDonald

    2018

  • Advanced PDF manipulation

    So now you know how to get data from basic pdfs and large batches. What about mixed formats, ongoing jobs etc? This repo covers how to process pdfs in large batches, use Amazon Mechanical Turk, schedule OCR jobs to work while you aren't around, and build data pipeline. If you’re comfortable with the command line and Tesseract this is for you. https://github.com/jsfenfen/pdf17

    Tags: manipulation; pdfs; command line

    By Jacob Fenton

    2017

  • Getting started with the Windows command line

    Learn the basics of the little black box on your computer known as the command line.

    Tags: Commandline; computer; windows; pc

    By Mike Stucka

    2017

  • What the Hell is R? And all the other questions you’re afraid to ask

    This tipsheet defines the basic terms of data reporting such as scraping, command line, ruby, python and much more.

    Tags: data; terms; scraping; web; CMS; python; ruby

    By Tisha Thompson; Sisi Wei

    2017

  • Command Line Graphics

    An overview of command line graphics with ImageMagick and ffmpeg. Link to GitHub: https://github.com/jonkeegan/command-line-graphics

    Tags: GitHub Repo; command line; graphics

    By Jon Keegan

    2017

  • Command Line Graphics

    Some of the most powerful tools for creating visuals and working with images lie hidden in your terminal. We'll do an overview of some of these amazing (FREE!) tools – such as ImageMagick and ffmpeg – and see some real world techniques for working with large collections of images, and how I use these tools in my projects at WSJ. Some of the things we'll cover: make a timelapse video from sequential images, extract and save metadata embedded in photos, create image quilts, and build animated GIFs from videos. https://github.com/jonkeegan/command-line-graphics

    Tags: command lone; visuals; images; terminal

    By Jon Keegan

    2016