Exploring the data with Open Refine

Understanding your data is the first step to build successful models. Without intimate knowledge of your data, you might build a model that performs beautifully in the lab but fails gravely in production. Exploring the dataset is also a great way to see if there are any problems with the data contained within.

Getting ready

To follow this recipe, you need to have OpenRefine and virtually any Internet browser installed on your computer. See the Opening and transforming data with OpenRefine recipe's Getting ready subsection to see how to install OpenRefine.

We assume that you followed the previous recipe so your data is already loaded to OpenRefine and the data types are now representative of what the columns hold. ...

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