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  • csvkit

    A presentation on csvkit, a suite of command-line tools used to analyze databases.

    Tags: csvkit; coding; data journalism; CSV files; data analysis

    By Leila Haddou

    2019

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Parsing prickly PDFs repo

    Sometimes, life gives you ugly PDFs. In this repo, we'll introduce you to a range of tools for pulling structured data out of the journalists' most-hated file format. We'll cover point-and-click software, command-line utilities, and libraries for writing custom PDF parsers. https://github.com/jsfenfen/parsing-prickly-pdfs

    Tags: pulling; data; formet; software

    By Jacob Fenton

    2016

  • How I learned to take command of the command line: A journalist’s guide to getting started Github repo

    This Gihub repo contains lots of helpful hints and resources for taking control of the newsroom command line. https://github.com/chrislkeller/nicar15-command-line-basics

    Tags: newsroom; command; line

    By Chris Keller

    2015

  • Space journalism: Using satellite imagery for data projects Github repo

    This list of resources is all about acquring and processing aerial imagery. It's generally broken up in three ways: how to go about this in Photoshop/GIMP, using command-line tools, or in GIS software, depending what's most comfortable to you. Often these tools can be used in conjunction with each other. https://gist.github.com/briantjacobs/ae5510ca84ef172b2f5f?nicar

    Tags: aeronautics; imagery; data

    By Brian Jacobs

    2015