Csvkit, a command-line tool for reporters

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Christian McDonald of University of Texas
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 10 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Lincolnshire
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Ever struggled with large data sets? Or need to quickly join or merge datasets without the benefit of a database? We will show you how to harness the awesome power of csvkit to wrangle large datasets on the command line. It's easy to use, fast and powerful. It's a must in every data journalist's toolbox.

This session is good for: People who want a solution for working with multiple CSV files without having to open Excel or to join or merge files without a database.

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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  • Csvkit, a command-line tool for reporters repo
    Ever struggled with large data sets? Or need to quickly join or merge data sets without benefit of a database? We will show you how to harness the awesome power of CSVKit to wrangle large datasets on the command line. It's easy to use, fast and powerful. It's a must in every data journalist's tool box. This is good for: People who want a solution for working with multiple​​ CSV files without having to open Excel or to join or merge files without a database. https://github.com/utdata/csvkit-nicar2018