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Oct. 31, 2020
Producing histograms in terminal
cli histograms awk gnuplot

Quite often I end up with the need to quickly visualize information in a terminal as a histogram or a chart of some sort. Here are three methods I use most often.

Jul. 2, 2019
AWK vs Big Data
awk bigdata quotes
Don’t sleep on the basics. Someone probably solved your problem in the 80s. There’s been a lot of talk about big data recently. Lots of people just shove data into whatever software is currently all the rage (think Hadoop some time ago, Spark, etc) and get excited with results that actually aren’t that amazing. You can get very decent results by using the standard data processing toolset (awk/grep/sed/sort/xargs/find) paired with understanding of what data you process and how the software works.

— `If you knew Time as well as I do,' said the Hatter, `you wouldn't talk about wasting IT. It's HIM.'
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