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McKelvey School of Engineering

Exploring Your Data with OpenRefine

Wednesday, October 20 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual Event

OpenRefine is a powerful open source tool to deal with messy data by running a small server on your computer and interacting with the program on a web browser. The advantages of OpenRefine are that it can handle a high amount of data and that your data is kept private until you want to share it. This workshop will give a general overview of OpenRefine along with focusing on useful tasks such as faceting, clustering, and using regular expressions to manipulate values. This workshop will be taught by Dorris Scott and Mollie Webb from Data Services.

Free and open to all, pre-registration required.

This workshop is part of Washington University’s Open October—a month-long series highlighting trends in open science, open data, and open access. Hosted by Washington University Libraries, the Bernard Becker Medical Library, and the Institute for Informatics.

Event Type



Arts & Sciences, Brown School, School of Medicine


Science & Technology, Medicine & Health



Bernard Becker Medical Library, Institute for Informatics, University Libraries


Event Contact

Micah Zeller | mdzeller@wustl.edu

Speaker Information
Dorris Scott, PhD, GIS Librarian and Social Science Data Curator, Washington University Libraries
Mollie Webb, MA, GIS Programmer, Washington University Libraries
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