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Using OpenRefine by Max De Wilde, Ruben Verborgh

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Recipe 1 – installing OpenRefine

In this recipe, you will learn where to look in order to download the latest release of OpenRefine and how to get it running on your favorite operating system.

First things first: start by downloading OpenRefine from http://openrefine.org/. OpenRefine was previously known as Freebase Gridworks, then as Google Refine for a few years. Since October 2012, the project has been taken over by the community, which makes OpenRefine really open. OpenRefine 2.6 is the first version carrying the new branding. If you are interested in the development version, you can also check https://github.com/OpenRefine.

OpenRefine is based on the Java environment, which makes it platform-independent. Just make sure that you have an up-to-date ...

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