Transforming messy data to tidy data

Tidy data has the form:

  • Each variable forms a column.
  • Each observation forms a row.
  • Each observational unit forms a table.

We’ve written an article showing how you can use Easy Data Transform to convert ‘messy data’ into ‘tidy data’ to make it easier to analyze and use:


Nice - sort of like E.F. Codd, translated to plain English.

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Codd is referenced in Wickham’s paper.

When the day settles down in a few more hours, I’m going to read that in more detail. I’m not a DBA but I am a fan of rational data structure.