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Using grep to extract x characters of text after a predictable pattern

I'm trying to work out how to use something like grep or sed or awk (or maybe even some Perl) to extract a string of characters which appears in a predictable place in a series of text files. Help/advice/tutorials very welcome! [more inside]
posted by infinitejones on Mar 15, 2013 - 8 answers

 

How to solve a complex statistics problem with a script?

In this game, you roll a number of six-sided dice to get a total. The total is either the highest single die result, or the sum of any multiples rolled, whichever is higher. For example: If I roll three dice and get a 3, 4, and 6, my total is 6. But if I roll a 4, 4, and 6, my total is 8, the sum of the two 4s. What I want to find out is the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation of the possible totals given N dice. How might I create a simple script to compute this? [more inside]
posted by j0hnpaul on Nov 30, 2012 - 24 answers

Help me learn Perl, Python, Lisp, Haskell, Ruby

Help me learn a few new programming languages. Python, Perl, Lisp, Haskell, Ruby. [more inside]
posted by jgunsch on Jul 9, 2009 - 22 answers

Best language for highschool bioinformatics course?

I'm teaching a course on bioinformatic programming for high schoolers. Which language should I teach it in? And do you have any nifty ideas for easy projects that fall under the bioinformatics header? [more inside]
posted by bergeycm on Jun 25, 2009 - 20 answers

How can I load (and sort) a really huge text file in Perl?

How do I load and then sort a really huge (94 MB) text file list of words? Perl runs out of memory trying to load all the lines-- before I have a chance to try to sort it. [more inside]
posted by kosmonaut on Oct 8, 2008 - 25 answers

Live AIS data is a web browser

Hi, Another oddball question... I have a live data stream of AIS data and I would like to take the data and ultimately display it on a world map through a web browser. The problem is that I have no clue as to how I would display live updated information on a map. [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Aug 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Make Apache recognize Perl!

How can I get my web server to interpret perl [more inside]
posted by kaozity on May 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Database application freelancer seeking programming language advice

I'm planning on starting a database freelancing business. I understand a lot of people prefer Microsoft Access or FileMaker. With the current evolving trend of applications going on the web and add to that my somewhat good experience with PHP, HTML, Javascript and CSS I'm seeking a cross platform efficient application environment. This is why I believe Access and FileMaker are not an option, I'm also more experienced with high level languages than I am with Access or FileMaker. [more inside]
posted by mrbloo on Mar 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Parse freetext postal addresses to structured form for geocoding to KML?

Parse freetext postal addresses to structured form for geocoding to KML? [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Nov 1, 2007 - 3 answers

Dance, text files, dance

Which programming language can I learn relatively quickly for simple interpretation and manipulation of text files on my Windows box? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Apr 12, 2007 - 28 answers

Getting hired as telecommuter software engineer?

I am an experienced software engineer and was laid off recently. I'm currently applying for positions. My ideal would be a telecommuting gig, which is the type of position I had most recently. A certain job mailing list I subscribe to has a lot of promising positions, but many of them are marked "onsite". Here's my question: shall I apply for some of these "onsite" positions in the hope that my qualifications will impress the hiring person enough to consider hiring me as a telecommuter? Or would this just be a waste of time for everyone concerned? [more inside]
posted by SomePerlGeek on Sep 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Perl Peril

Can anybody suggest a gentle forum or mailing list for a Perl newbie? [more inside]
posted by lhauser on Jul 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Will Perl 6 become ubiquitous and mandatory?

Will Perl 6 become mandatory? I know Perl 5 pretty well, and I'd like to keep listing Perl on my resume. I wonder if employers who value Perl skills will start to expect Perl 6 to be listed. [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Feb 15, 2006 - 11 answers

What are good free programming language environments?

What are good free programming language learning environments? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Dec 30, 2005 - 41 answers

Perl regular expression question

Perl regular expression question inside. Trying to parse a list of items... [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Dec 21, 2005 - 8 answers

brain-dead programming

Help me find a windows graphical "drag and drop" script builder. [more inside]
posted by wzcx on Nov 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Perl, CGI, and Apache

I have a Perl script which is supposed to handle user registration. It works fine from the command line (perl blah.pl "username=blah&password=blah") but doesn't modify the file it's supposed to modify when run as a CGI script in Apache 2.0. [more inside]
posted by IshmaelGraves on Mar 15, 2005 - 2 answers

[perlfilter] Is it possible to 'use' a perl module whose name is stored in a variable?

Example: ------------ my $include_file_name = 'include.pm'; use $include_file_name;
posted by bryanzera on Mar 11, 2005 - 5 answers

Learning programming via web apps

Learning programming via web apps. [+] [more inside]
posted by daksya on Feb 15, 2005 - 21 answers

Online introduction to Perl Unix scripting?

Looking for a reasonably quick introduction to Perl Unix scripting, preferably online.
posted by Krrrlson on Nov 4, 2004 - 7 answers

I'm getting error messages when trying to create or clear semaphores in perl on linux.

Perl, semaphores, linux, problems [mi] [more inside]
posted by pissfactory on Oct 4, 2004 - 5 answers

Code Art

Do you happen to know of any artists who are using actual code (programming languages) in their work? I've been toying with this idea a little and have come up with a few concepts that I feel are pretty unique. [mi] [more inside]
posted by pissfactory on Jul 2, 2004 - 14 answers

Tomcat woes

I have Apache 2.0 running. I can easily set stuff up like mod_perl and PHP. I want to start developing w/ Java and I want to run servlets and Tomcat scares me. Does it run under Apache? Seperate from Apache? Any info appreciated.
posted by xmutex on Jun 23, 2004 - 5 answers

Learning Perl, PHP, MySQL

I'm interested in filling out my workday learning perl, php and mysql at my own speed. I have no programming background. Anybody have any good experiences with any online courses, or any other advice? Money is not an object, what is important is good structure (logical progression of concepts) and the ability to get personalized help when needed.
posted by luser on Dec 17, 2003 - 25 answers

IMAP Email display

I need a simple PHP/Perl script that displays the subjects of the last 10 emails in my inbox via an IMAP connection. I'd like to use it as an include on a personal portal page. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by machaus on Dec 11, 2003 - 7 answers

Help me understand Perl.

What exactly is Perl? I've recently acquired a domain and am interested in server-side programming. The problem is that I have no experience and it's difficult as hell to find a reliable resource for beginners (minus any quick scripts). Any help would be most appreciated.
posted by poopy on Dec 8, 2003 - 28 answers

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