USC Libraries Data and Visualization Workshop: Introduction to OpenRefine

September 17, 2019
Library for International and Public Affairs Mutimedia Room

VKC Library offers a variety of workshops, events, and other outreach programming focusing on data, visualization, tools, software, government information and collections housed within VKC Library and other libraries. The workshops are intended for both undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.

NEW SERVICE - Open Hours on Fridays 1 - 3pm, VKC Library, MMR  
Join us on Friday’s starting September 27th for weekly open hours.
Get help with data, visualization, and use our space for research! These open hours are a compliment to our workshop series and are a great opportunity to continue the discussion from those sessions. Sign up for reminder email and more info about these open hours.

Space is limited and you must RSVP.

***Please note you must bring your own laptop to these workshops.*** All workshops will be held in VKC MMR.

Have you ever spent hours cleaning a large dataset with excel? This workshop will provide an introduction to OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for exploring, cleaning and manipulating “messy” data. This workshop will have several hands-on activities and a laptop is required to attend.

Theme(s): Cleaning and Preparing Data

Learning Objective: Participants will learn how to explore and identify patterns in a dataset; normalize data using facets and clusters; manipulate and generate new textual and numeric data; and transform and reshape datasets.

Keywords: datasets, data, open source

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