Got messy spreadsheets? Open Refine is a powerful, free, open-source software tool for cleaning and transforming data in a way that is easy to reproduce. This hands-on class is targeted at people who need to clean messy data, including spreadsheets of survey responses, patient encounters, financial records, or workshop attendance. Together we will work through the basics of cleaning data in OpenRefine and also go over some more advanced techniques including pulling in additional data from an API. If you want something more powerful than Excel but don't want to spend the time to learn a programming language like R or Python, OpenRefine could be the perfect tool for you!
By the end of the class learners should be able to:
Prerequisites / Preparation
Please complete the following tasks before coming to class:
Download OpenRefine here: http://openrefine.org/download.html If you are having trouble with the download, you can refer to setup instructions here: https://datacarpentry.org/OpenRefine-ecology-lesson/setup.html or email me at email@example.com
Download the class data file from the course website
Ariel Deardorff, Data Services Librarian, UCSF Library
The zoom link will be sent out a week in advance.
Monday, March 8 at 1:00pm to 3:00pmVirtual Event