Resource: Unix Pipes for Exploring and Cleaning Data

Do you have a spreadsheet, JSON, or plain text file filled with data that you haven’t come to terms with? If you’re using Mac OSX, you already have a powerful tool at your disposal for exploring and cleaning a text-based data set. By using terminal commands, you can get a feel for an otherwise unwieldy file or set of files, searching and sorting in a way that is fast, flexible, and (perhaps most importantly) reproducible.

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