Powerful text searching and matching with Regexes at USYD Camperdown

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USYD Camperdown

Level 3 eLearning Training Room, Services Building (G12)

The University of Sydney

Camperdown, NSW 2006

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Powerful text searching and matching with Regexes

  • Cost: Free to Researchers and PhD students at the University of Sydney

The venue has desktop PCs available for use during the course. You're also welcome to bring a laptop configured with wifi internet access.

Have you ever wanted to extract phone numbers out of a block of unstructured text? Or email addresses. Or find all the words that start with “e” and end with “ed”, no matter their length. Regular expressions (regexes) are a powerful way to match and make substitutions to text. Come along to this workshop to learn what they can do and how to apply them to your research.

The first half of the course will be a general introduction to regular expressions, using the RegExr.com tool to demonstrate how to match patterns in text.

The second half of the course will cover the classic Unix and GNU/Linux utilities find, grep, sed, and awk. We'll give an overview of each of these extremely handy tools and show how they can be used with regular expressions. If you've ever wanted to search for files based on a pattern or to search within files to match patterns and make substitutions, then this course is very much for you.

Proudly presented in association with Sydney Informatics.



For more information about the Intersect L&D Program, please refer to http://www.intersect.org.au/training

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USYD Camperdown

Level 3 eLearning Training Room, Services Building (G12)

The University of Sydney

Camperdown, NSW 2006

Australia

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