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Using OpenRefine by Max De Wilde, Ruben Verborgh

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Recipe 3 – exploring your data

In this recipe, you will get to know your data by scanning the different zones giving access to the total number of rows/records, the various display options, the column headers and menus, and the actual cell contents.

Once your dataset has been loaded, you will access the main interface of OpenRefine as shown in the following screenshot:

Recipe 3 – exploring your data

Four zones are seen on this screen; let's go through them from top to bottom, numbered as 1 to 4 in the preceding screenshot:

  1. Total number of rows: If you did not forget to specify that quotation marks are to be ignored (see Recipe 2 – creating a new project), you should see a total ...

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