Submitted by cecilia on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:46
How do you make things with it?
Open Refine is free and needs to be downloaded and installed on your computer. The software is used offline but through your Internet browser just like a website. This tool isn't for creating data from scratch like a spreadsheet. To get started, Open Refine will ask you to upload the data that you already have, whether as a spreadsheet or another sort of file. It will then show the data in your Internet browser. The types of analysis are shown by clicking on the down-pointing arrows in the first row of your data as displayed by Open Refine. The tool keeps a record of everything you do, so you can “undo” or “redo” changes you make to your data. Open Refine does not change the data in your spreadsheet – it creates a new dataset that has all the changes, which can be exported from Open Refine as a new spreadsheet.
Privacy and Portability
Open Refine works from your computer, not the Internet (even though it uses your browser window), so you control how it is used, what data you put in it and who can access it.
How do you get data into it?CSV, Google Spreadsheets, JSON, RDF, TSV, XLS, XLSX and XML
How do you get data out of it?CSV, HTML, TSV and XLS
How is it licensed?BSD
Who owns it?Google owns the copyright but made the code open