OK so Google Refine snuck up on me – had never heard of it when it was Freebase Gridworks. Spend [...]
Posted on February 1st, 2011 by marc
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OK so Google Refine snuck up on me – had never heard of it when it was Freebase Gridworks.
Spend at least 8 minutes watching the first video here.
Another significant nail in the coffin for spreadsheet macros and half baked scripts.
I will be surprised if this doesn’t immediately become a staple in Macquarie Analytics, if not all of Informatics.
And it’s free. And it runs on your own machine regardless if you’re a PC, Mac or penguin as a localhost service accessible in a browser.
Other data oriented app vendors peddling proprietary closed platform-specific crapware should take note – this is how a data app should be done. OK, that is, with the addition of identity management, web services, xDBC connection and so on and so forth.
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