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Powerful searching with Regular Expressions

Regular expressions are a powerful and standardized way of representing patterns in text using special symbols and syntax. A core part of many programming languages, search engines, text editors, and other commonly-used software, regular expressions have a surprisingly wide array of uses, from efficiently finding strings of text in large data sets, to easily formatting complex documents, to quickly replacing many small everyday tasks that might otherwise require writing shell scripts or other programs.

This hands-on workshop introduces regular expressions (regex) from the ground up. After this workshop, attendees will understand basic regular expression syntax; they will be able to apply regex syntax in common applications; they will understand when it might be appropriate to use regex; and they will be able to analyze their own workflows and adapt regex solutions to support them.

This even is part of a TLEF funded Digital Scholarship Workshop series.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm
  All     Faculty     Graduate  
  Digital Scholarship     Research Commons  
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