Getting data into Excel

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Madi Alexander of The Dallas Morning News
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 22 at 3:45pm
  • Location: Pinnacle Peak 2
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Data doesn’t always come in properly formatted Excel spreadsheets. Before you can analyze data in Excel, it first needs to be in a usable format. In this hands-on session, we will cover the importance of data types, delimiters and fixed-width columns to make the import process as smooth as possible. This session is geared toward Excel beginners, though anyone is welcome.

Speaker Bios

  • Madi Alexander is a computational journalist at The Dallas Morning News. She was previously a data reporter at Bloomberg Government in Washington, D.C. Madi has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. She volunteers for the Dallas puppy-raising chapter of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Madi also keeps a database of all the national parks and historical sites she has visited — a total of 40 thus far. @MadiLAlexander

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