Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
James A. Trostle,
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
With the explosion of public health data online, more journalists than ever need analytical tools in their daily work. This webinar will teach newcomers how to use a spreadsheet to do simple data cleanup and analysis for journalism. The webinar will be led by Paul Overberg, former data editor of USA Today. http://ow.ly/ORjjG
Kudos to the ScraperWiki folks.
Accurately extract tables from PDFs
No more time consuming and error prone copying and pasting
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