Regular expressions

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Christian McDonald of University of Texas
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 9:00am
  • Location: Denver I
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Regular expressions are a powerful and compact way to slice, dice and clean up dirty data. They may look intimidating, but they're a must-know skill for anyone who works with data. We'll learn the fundamentals of regex and look at some real-world examples you can use when you get home.

This session is good for: Those with some experience working with data in spreadsheets and/or database managers.

Speaker Bios

  • Christian McDonald is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin's School of Journalism, with a focus on data journalism and programming. His most recent professional position was Data Editor and Online Projects editor at the Austin American-Statesman. He also worked at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Cox publications in suburban Phoenix and Longview, Texas. Find him as @crit on Twitter.

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