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  • Why spreadsheets are hard
    Thinking about machine-reading human-generated spreadsheets today, and I think I’ve got a handle on why this is a problem. Data nerds think of data in its back-end sense, of “what form of data do I need to be able to analyse/ visualise this”.  We normalise, we worry about consistency, we clean out the formatting. People used […] ... read more


  • Web Scraping, part 1: files and APIs