OpenRefine (repeat session)
Learn to take filthy, stinking, messy data from an unhelpful government agency and transform it into something useful with the help of OpenRefine. If you often have to scrub and standardize huge spreadsheets, but you haven't delved into regular expressions, this program will change your life.
This session will be most useful if: You have some experience working with data in columns and rows, in spreadsheets or database managers.
David Herzog is a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches data journalism and serves as the NICAR academic adviser. He’s the author of Data Literacy: A User’s Guide (SAGE Publications, 2015) and is helping launch an online M.S. degree in Data Science and Analytics at the University of Missouri. Before teaching, he had nearly 15 years of reporting experience at The Providence Journal, The Baltimore Sun and The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa.
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