Using Makefiles for analysis pipelines

Got a mess-of-data. Whole load of it. Need to analyze it. Again and again and again.

Don’t want to cut n paste. Or write too much code. Need to automate plot generation.

This reminded me of my thesis many (*cough cough*) years ago. I used a Makefile to automate driving TeX. And image formatting, and final document assembly. Yes, to write my thesis, I typed “make”.

Sure enough, same type of process, different decade (*cough millennium*).

Started throwing it together and …

Damn, thats nice. I forgot how much fun it used to be to do this stuff.

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