Working with large matrices using Command Line Tools

  • Course Code: DAT31076
  • Brief Description: n this course we explore a number of Linux command line tools (CLI):
    • Bash scripting
    • Several basic CLI commands (ls, cd, etc.)
    • File manipulation oriented CLI commands such as head, cut, wc
    • The awk programming language and scripting

We apply these in a very concrete context: working with large matrix files that form part of various economic input-output models. Such files are cumbersome to work with in spreadsheets, but on the other hand the overhead of using a full-blown statistical / data science environment might be also high. Command line tools offer a handy intermediate approach that may be useful in various contexts.