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We should have been paying attention during Perl classes

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: March 22, 2013

A joint post by Keith Resendes ( and Gary Davis Image courtesy of 1. We found unemployment data in text format by metropolitan area, for several years (by months in fact) at a Bureau of Labor Statistics site. 2. Great! we thought: let’s read this into R using the read.table function. 3. Uh, oh! […]

Spreadsheets and big data

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: May 8, 2012

Many people use spreadsheets for calculation and for storing data. The tabular format of spreadsheets, the ability to use formulas,  to search the cells, to plot charts, and to change parameters and have plots redraw are compelling features of spreadsheets and have embedded them into popular use. Spreadsheets are widely use for storing and transmitting […]