I am really glad to see articles like this! Text processing is so convenient and so quick. A ton of data is available but it's tabulated in odd ways or needs to be extracted from other text around it. If you're reading this, you're processing text. Use a database if you're going to collect data for a long term study. Use string and text processing for a quick grab and graph. Some time ago we used an Awk script to parse some 8 bit m icro assembly code and format it so we could use AllClear to flow graph it - it worked very nicely. Let's hear from some of the die-hard Awk, ICON, and TECO lovers out there!
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