Edit-a-Thon (June 4, 2019)

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This edit-a-thon will emphasize open and ethical tools for working with data, including data wrangling, data analysis, and data visualization. Rstarry (talk)
Check out the list of Data Tools to be added, including:

  • Data Wrangling
  • Data Analysis
    • R programming language, RStudio, and the Tidyverse packages: R is a widely used open-source language with a robust, global community of users and contributors; RStudio is a free, open-source, integrated development environment (IDE) for working with R (note: there is also a commercial version of RStudio with additional features and customer support); the Tidyverse packages are used for data manipulation, exploration, and visualization
    • SciLab: free, open-source, desktop alternative to MATLAB for statistical analysis and data visualization
  • Data Visualization
    • RAWGraphs: free, open-source, browser tool for simple data visualization
    • TimelineJS: free, open-source, Knight Lab browser tool for creating interactive timelines (possible ethical issue: requires use of Google sheets)
    • Plotly Chart Studio: freemium browser-based tool for data visualization; also available as open-source graphing packages for use with Python, R, JavaScript, and MATLAB
    • Leaflet: open-source JavaScript package for creating interactive maps