33 Introduction

In this part of the book, you will learn about the command line interface (CLI) or terminal, how to interact with your computer using this interface, as well as some unix tools for manipulating files.

These are tools that not all practitioners tend to use, but that are typically employed by professional data scientists, and many other users in various disciplines.

Because the world of unix tools is so big and diverse, it is impossible to cover everything in just a couple of chapters. We will focus on those concepts and tools that have a direct relation with some organizational aspects of DAP’s, as well as being directly applicable in terms of manipulation of data tables. While these tools may seem a bit intimidating at the beginning, they are commonly used bu professional data scientists, programmers, and developers, in pretty much all fields and industries.