Episode 523: Data Munging Play-by-Play Part 1 with Avdi Grimm
The other day I needed to do some data munging. I had a large dataset of food recipes, and from it I needed to extract a smaller alphabetized list of short recipe titles. I recorded my screen as I developed the code, and today I thought I’d show you a play-by-play.
What you’re about to see is a live, un-rehearsed hacking session that originally took around 45 minutes. I’ve cut out some distractions and sped up the video to 3x speed, so that you don’t get bored watching it. I’m going to provide some commentary as we watch, and hopefully you’ll pick up some tricks that help you in your own data munging tasks.