This is the homepage in a series of guides to help you clean and prepare your data for analysis or visualization.
Use the navigation to the left of the screen to proceed through the guide.
When you get your data, whether you've collected it yourself or found it somewhere else, it's often not in a format that's ready for analysis or visualization.
The process of cleaning and preparing data is often referred to as Data Wrangling. Data Wrangling tasks cover a wide variety of steps which you may need to perform to get your data into a format that is usable.
These can vary greatly from project to project, but some of the common tasks include:
Learn to identify important information that you’ll need to know before you can start working with your data.
Learn how to stay organized by making a plan to guide your data work.
Learn good practices for working with your data that will help you avoid costly mistakes.
Learn good habits to help you recover from mistakes or data loss.
Learn what kind of tools are available and how to pick the right tool for the job.
Learn how to get started cleaning and processing your data using OpenRefine.
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