1 Getting started: establishing your data pipeline

This chapter covers

  • Understanding the what and why of data wrangling
  • Defining the difference between data wrangling and data analysis
  • Learning when it’s appropriate to use JavaScript for data analysis
  • Gathering the tools you need in your toolkit for JavaScript data wrangling
  • Walking through the data-wrangling process
  • Getting an overview of a real data pipeline

1.1 Why data wrangling?

Our modern world seems to revolve around data. You see it almost everywhere you look. If data can be collected, then it’s being collected, and sometimes you must try to make sense of it.

Analytics is an essential component of decision-making in business. How are users responding to your app or service? If ...

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