# Text File Formats for Earth Data Science - Intro to earth data science textbook course module

Welcome to the first lesson in the Text File Formats for Earth Data Science module. There are many text file formats that are useful for earth data science workflows including Markdown, text (.txt, .csv) files, and YAML (Yet Another Markup Language). Learn about these common text file formats for earth data science workflows.

## Chapter Four - Text File Formats for Earth Data Science

In this chapter, you will learn about common text file formats for earth data science workflows including Markdown, text (.txt, .csv) files, and YAML (Yet Another Markup Language).

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

• Explain what the Markdown format is and describe its role in the documentation of earth data science workflows.
• Use basic Markdown syntax to format text in Jupyter Notebook files.
• Describe how text (.txt) and CSV files can be used for scientific data.
• Explain how YAML is used to support earth data science workflows.

## What You Need

Be sure that you have completed the previous chapter on Jupyter Notebook.