Cleaning Messy Data with OpenRefine
Location: UTSC Library Instruction Lab, AC286A
A part of the data workflow is preparing the data for analysis. Some of this involves data cleaning, where errors in the data are identified and corrected or formatting made consistent. This step must be taken with the same care and attention to reproducibility as the analysis.
OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful free and open source tool for working with messy data: cleaning it and transforming it from one format into another.
This workshop will teach you to use OpenRefine to effectively clean and format data and automatically track any changes that you make. Many people comment that this tool saves them literally months of work trying to make these edits by hand.
This workshop is part of the Digital Scholarship@UTSC series - https://uoft.me/DSU19. The Digital Scholarship@UTSC series fosters community and skill development around digital scholarship tools and issues. All workshop are free and registration is required. Events are open to anyone, but are capped at 25 registrants. Waitlisted registrants will be informed as soon as possible. Workshops with 5 or fewer attendees will be canceled.
- Thursday, September 19, 2019
- 10:30am - 12:30pm
- UTSC Library