Command line tools for data analysis in Linux

6 min read So you’ve landed on some data you want to analyze ? The Linux terminal can be faster, more powerful, and more easily scriptable. So let’s try out a few of the many simple open source tools for data analysis and see how they work. head and tail First, let’s get started by getting a handle on the file. What’s in it? What does its format look like? You can use the cat command to display a file in the terminal, but that’s not going to do us much good if you’re working with files more than a few dozen lines. Enter head and tail. Both…