OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful, free, open source, tool for working with messy tabular data. It runs offline in a web browser and allows for reproducibility in data cleaning. This hand-on workshop will walk participants through how to create a new project, explore the data through sorting, filtering, and faceting functions, complete basic data cleaning such as splitting or combining cells and clustering to find and fix inconsistent data entries, and creating JSON scripts.
No previous experience is required. This will be a hands-on workshop. Please bring a laptop with OpenRefine 3.1 (NOT the beta version) installed.