Taming monstrous datasets
- Event: 2012 IRE Conference
- Speakers: TBA
- Date/Time: Thursday, June 14 at 11:20 a.m.
- Location: Clarendon-Dartmouth
- Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio
This panel offers guidance on handling stories involving very big datasets, often with millions of records. It’s geared to both data specialists and dataminded reporters. Learn strategies for compressing data into manageable chunks, approaching wide data tables, and handling multiple look-up tables. Grease the collaboration between reporters and data gurus.
Taming monster datasets: The data specialist’s perspective
Doig gives tips on how to get huge data sets onto your computer and what tools to use on them.
Big data: How to think about it, prepare for it, and manage it
Lucas' Powerpoint presentation on how to tame big data sets.
What is big data, and where did it come from
When dealing with big data sets, use Lucas' tipsheet to help you tame it. She includes tips on how to prepare for big data sets and how to manage your analysis.