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MERCURY LEARNING and INFORMATION provides print and digital content in the areas of science and medicine, technology and computing, engineering, and mathematics (STEM disciplines) designed for the professional/reference, trade, library, higher education, career school, and online training markets. We embrace both traditional and innovative publishing models designed to accommodate the needs of the intended audience by using the appropriate delivery methods.

Data CleaningData Cleaning

Pocket Primer

Oswald Campesato

ISBN: 978-1-68392-217-9
Pub Date:  January 2018
Specs: 6 x 9   Paperback
Pages: 150
Price: $39.95


As part of the best selling Pocket Primer series, this book is an effort to give programmers sufficient knowledge of data cleaning to be able to work on their own projects. It is designed as a practical introduction to using flexible, powerful (and free) Unix / Linux shell commands to perform common data cleaning tasks. The book is packed with realistic examples and numerous commands that illustrate both the syntax and how the commands work together. Companion files with source code are available for downloading from the publisher.



1:  Introduction. 2:  Useful Commands. 3:  Filtering Data with grep. 4: Transforming Data with sed. 5:  Doing Everything Else with awk. Appendix:  Other Code Samples. Index.


(available from the publisher for downloading)


Oswald Campesato (San Francisco, CA) specializes in D3, Java, Android, and CSS3/SVG graphics. He is the author/co-author of over twenty books including Android Pocket Primer, Angular4 Pocket Primer, and the Python Pocket Primer (Mercury Learning).