Week 1 - Intro, Shell


  • Course Overview
  • Introduction to the Shell


  • Shell is central:
    • Common interface to all computing machinery
    • Folders, paths (absolute and relative), wildcards, globbing
    • Permissions for files and directories
    • Job control: piping, sequences, one output is another input
  • Learn key commands and concepts

Core Material

Videos are also available with transcriptions via this playlist at ClassTranscribe.

The data set archive file is available at this link.

Supplementary Material (not required, but helpful)

Short motivational ‘Data Science’ video

Extra Reading