Exploring data on the command line with VisiData

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Jeremy Singer-Vine of BuzzFeed News
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 10 at 4:45pm
  • Location: Great America
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VisiData is a new tool for quickly exploring datasets. It's fast, powerful and keyboard-driven, and it's often the first piece of software I use to examine new data. In this hands-on session, you'll learn VisiData's essentials commands — including how to sort, filter, summarize and aggregate.

This session is good for: People who have a basic familiarity with their computer's command line interface. No programming experience is required, though knowledge of Python is a plus.

Speaker Bios

  • Jeremy Singer-Vine is the data editor at BuzzFeed News. He also publishes Data Is Plural, a weekly newsletter of useful/curious datasets. www.jsvine.com

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  • An Introduction to VisiData
    VisiData is a new tool for quickly exploring datasets. It's fast, powerful and keyboard-driven, and it's often the first piece of software I use to examine new data. With help from this site, you'll learn VisiData's essentials commands — including how to sort, filter, summarize and aggregate. https://jsvine.github.io/intro-to-visidata/