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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Very interesting post PJF. Just wondering how many of your scientific students have an interest in PDL [cpan.org]. I would have thought PDL would be useful to geoscience folks, just as it is to other scientists, notably astronomers. Or is it that most of your students are Perl beginners, not yet ready for PDL?

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  • You should warn your students that followup is necessary to really learn things.

    When I first started using vi, I found that it was extremely useful to me.  But, every 6 months to a year, I would read through the entire man page.  Every time, I would find half a dozen "aha" items that provided a command that simplified a process that I would have been doing in a more awkward fashion.  I would then plan to add them to my repertoire.  Usually 2 or 3 would stick, and the others happened just