A list of tools that generally make life easier when working with data.
Things I use and recommend
- jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor.
- csvkit is a suite of command-line tools for converting to and working with CSV, the king of tabular file formats.
gron gron transforms JSON into discrete assignments to make it easier to grep for what you want and see the absolute ‘path’ to it. It eases the exploration of APIs that return large blobs of JSON but have terrible documentation. Its primary purpose is to make it easy to find the path to a value in a deeply nested JSON blob when you don’t already know the structure; much of jq’s power is unlocked only once you know that structure.
I find it useful to work with
terraform show -json ~/tmp/tfplan.
Things I haven’t tried yet
- Data Retriever automates the first steps in the data analysis pipeline by downloading, cleaning, and standardizing datasets, and importing them into relational databases, flat files, or programming languages.