Library Carpentry: Intro to Tidy Data in a Spreadsheet

Friday, Jan 8, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm


Introduction to the concept of tidy data and how to use it in a spreadsheet.  After this course, learners will be able to:  

  • Explain terms, phrases, and concepts associated with data and software in libraries
  • Identify best practices in naming and structuring files
  • Understanding drawbacks and advantages of using spreadsheet programs
  • Distinguish machine readable tidy data from data that is easy to read for humans
  • Recognize and resolve common spreadsheet formatting problems

No prerequisits are required, however, learners can become familiar with tidy data by reading Hadley Wickham's paper on the subject.