Tag Archives: data cleaning

Spreading the open science love like it’s my job because it is my job.

So, this happened. Apparently, yelling into the void about data management and reproducibility is a very good way to get yourself onto a rag-tag team of open-science proto-superheroes.1 Yes, that’s right, I’m a Mozilla Science fellow, and together, baby, we’re … Continue reading

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Practical data management takes its show on the road

This title should really read “Practical data management takes its show ACROSS the road” because that’s what I’m actually doing. Next week, I’ll be a co-instructor for the second Data Carpentry bootcamp at MSU’s BEACON Center, which is right across … Continue reading

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Help me, I’m covered in bees -or- using OpenRefine to clean specimen data

It’s probably time I got to this- I did promise it over three months ago. Yesterday, I finally sat down to revisit a dataset which was created in 2008-2009, but then orphaned when staff moved on to other positions. It’s … Continue reading

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Bridging the data style gap- Part 1- different disciplines, different data formats

This post is first in a series where I will essentially be live-blogging on working on an #otherpeoplesdata dataset. These data are associated with a project examining bee diversity in bioenergy cropping systems. I’ve already done a little bit of … Continue reading

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This post is about nothing*

You’ll all be pleased to know that I got my big, Big-Data pre-proposal to NSF sent off.** It’s been occupying about 90% of my brain these last few weeks, so it’s good to send it off, and get myself back … Continue reading

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Cleaning up your act: simple ways to find errors in your raw data

It’s been an interesting week. We had a massive ice storm in the eastern Great Lakes area, trees and power lines were totaled, power was out everywhere- I didn’t have electricity for four days. Things, basically, are a disordered mess, … Continue reading

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