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Using OpenRefine by Max De Wilde, Ruben Verborgh

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Recipe 6 – exporting a project

In this recipe, you will explore the various ways to save your modified data in order to reuse them in other contexts, including templating that allows for any custom export format to be used.

Although you may already have moved, renamed, or even removed columns, none of these modifications have been saved to your original dataset (that is, the chapter1.tsv file from Recipe 1 – installing OpenRefine has been left untouched). In fact, unlike most spreadsheet softwares that directly record changes into the files opened with them, OpenRefine always works in memory on an internal copy of the data. While this is an extra safety catch, it also means that any modified data needs to be exported before they are shared with ...

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