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Tutorial Details: Intermediate Perl

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 402 Walter
Instructor(s): Benjamin J Lynch, MSI

Perl is a powerful interpreted language that takes very little knowledge to start using. It can be used to automate many research tasks with little effort. This includes tasks such as creating input files, parsing output files, manipulating XML data, or generating Excel documents.

This tutorial will cover some important properties of Perl and give some examples of simple and useful Perl scripts. We will discuss modules, context, regular expressions, special variables, system calls, and references.

Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Basic Perl