This video lecture encourages the use of standard data formats for storing and sharing data, and discusses advantages of the ‘tidy data’ format.

Transcript of video "Data cleaning: Tidy data formats"

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Lessons learned

  • Use standard data formats for better interoperability with tools. 
  • Prefer the ‘tidy data’ format to facilitate data-mining without breaking visualisation scripts. 
  • Organise the data to be understandable and reproducible by others and the future you. 
  • Archive data obtaining a digital object identifier.

Food for thought
  • What constitutes the "tidy data" format? What are its advantages? And maybe also disadvantages?
  • What are the advantages of using a standard format compared to a custom data storage format?
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