Regular expressions

  • Event: 2017 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Justin Myers of The Associated Press
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 4 at 4:45pm
  • Location: City Terrace 8
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Regular expressions are a powerful tool when working with data, especially when dealing with values that are formatted inconsistently. They're supported by a variety of text editors, databases and programming languages, but they can be pretty daunting if you've never dealt with them before. Learn about the basics of regular expressions and how they can help with your next batch of dirty data.

Speaker Bios

  • Justin Myers is the news automation editor at The Associated Press. He works with the AP's other journalists and developers to streamline common reporting and production tasks. He is a member of the AP's data journalism team, and he previously worked on interactives and data journalism projects for The Chronicle of Higher Education and the PBS NewsHour.

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