Just a heads-up to note that readings were posted for next week’s lecture. Tuesday 1/29 your Assignment 1s are due, then the following Tuesday 2/5 your first days of data for Assignment 4 are due. Probably a good idea to invest a little creative energy this weekend thinking about the kind of data you want to collect every day.
On the landing page you’ll get to at the link above, fill out the form on the right hand side of the page. Under “Job Title”, mark Student; and under “Organization”, please input “UC Berkeley School of Information”.
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You need to run Windows in order to use Tableau. If you own a Mac, you can you can get all the software needed to do this for free:
To make sure we’re not wasting time installing applications during the lecture, please come prepared to the lab and install the following application:
Open Refine (formerly known as Google Refine) If you work on a Mac with Mountain Lion and run into problems installing the app, the culprit is most likely the download restriction for apps from unknown developers. To run Google Refine you’ll have to temporarily disable the privacy protection (as described in this issue ticket).
We’re also going to use the Google Spreadsheet app (part of Google Drive). In the unlikely case you haven’t already signed up for a Google account, please make sure you do so before the lecture.
If you run into any other problems installing the applications, please comment on this post so that others can avoid going through the same issues.