Excel: Using string functions to manipulate data

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Madi Alexander of The Dallas Morning News
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 15 at 9:00am
  • Location: River Oaks B
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Maybe you converted a PDF or imported a table into Excel -- or maybe an agency gave you a poorly formatted file. You can use string functions to reformat your data and get your spreadsheets working for you.

This session is good for: Anyone comfortable with using formulas in Excel.

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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