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CP049: Don’t do data dumps!!!



In the 49th session of Chandoo.org podcast, let’s talk about data dumps!

Don't do data dumps - what are data dumps, why they are bad & how to avoid them - Chandoo.org podcast - Session 49

What is in this session?

In this podcast,

  • What is a data dump
  • Examples of data dump
  • Why we dump
  • Ways to avoid data dumps
    • Go for information dumps
    • Sort the dump
    • Filter the dump
    • Give a table
  • Resources for you

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3 Responses to “CP049: Don’t do data dumps!!!”

  1. Oz says:

    Your title got me nervous because I'm all about data dumps, but not for attaching graphics to data dumps. My reason for using data dumps is when someone is trying to do analysis and their starting point is a report that's formatted in a way for a human to read. I instruct them to stop with the report and go get a data dump: just rows and columns and rows and columns.

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