Sharing is at the core of Open Source Strategies

In its 2014 annual survey on the Future of Open Source, Black Duck indicated that 56 percent of corporations expected to contribute to open source software solutions, more than ever before. Most of those companies were already using open source software internally, but wanted to go a step further and contribute back through comments, bug reports, or by subsidizing developer time.

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2015-03-03: RefinePro Announces Public Beta of Cloud-based Data Preparation Service

Download Press Release in .doc – RefinePro logo 2015-03-03 Toronto, ON, Canada RefinePro Data Cleaning & Preparation SaaS Platform Releases Public Beta March 7, 2015 RefinePro, the cloud-based platform that simplifies the data cleaning and preparation process, is pleased to announce the opening of its Public Beta, beginning March 7, 2015. RefinePro makes your data Read more about 2015-03-03: RefinePro Announces Public Beta of Cloud-based Data Preparation Service[…]

Season’s greetings!

Thank you for your support through 2014, Every feedback and advise is a huge help for a start up. So thank you again for being here in those first months. Together, Let’s make 2015 the year where people with the expertise in the business  discover, curate and use clean data in daily decisions

RefinePro Roadmap

The last five weeks have been full of learning and surprises (good and bad). We have a better understanding on how Refine is used and how it behaves with different browsers and data set sizes. Some things worked as expected, other completely broke. This post highlights the coming technical points we plan to address to improve RefinePro.

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Webinar: Introduction to GREL

Transformations are to Refine what formulas are to Excel, except rather than being stored in a cell, they are applied once to the entire dataset. GREL (for General Refine Expression Language) is the main language supported and let you write powerful yet simple query to filter and transform your data. You will use transformation function when the action available through Refine menu are not enough to do want you want.

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2014-11-17: RefinePro Announces Private Beta of Cloud-based Data Preparation Service.

Download Press Release in .doc – RefinePro logo   2014-11-17 Toronto, ON, Canada RefinePro Announces Open Beta of Cloud-based Data Preparation Service. RefinePro, the cloud-based platform that simplifies the data preparation process, is pleased to announce the opening of its Public Beta. RefinePro is software that makes it easy for staff – whether they work Read more about 2014-11-17: RefinePro Announces Private Beta of Cloud-based Data Preparation Service.[…]

Opening RefinePro Knowledge Base

bookIt all started in June 2011 when we opened OpenRefine Tips and Recipes blog. Over the last three years we documented Google Refine and then OpenRefine functionality with concrete examples and screenshots and listed the best materials written by others. It started as a personal notebook and grew into a knowledge base of over 110 articles coverings more than 80 topics.

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First Partnership with DST4L

We are extremely happy to announce that RefinePro has signed a partnership with the Data Scientist Training for Librarians (DST4L) allowing all librarians who take the course to have access to the RefinePro platform for the next eight months (until June 2015). Through their RefinePro accounts, they will have access to their projects from multiple computers and be able Read more about First Partnership with DST4L[…]

A Vision for OpenRefine

Over the last five years, OpenRefine has built a robust platform, to which many developers have contributed plugins and extensions useful for their own audiences. That list of plugins and reconciliation services grows month after month, demonstrating that the community is active and thriving, with a healthy and expanding user base.

The extensions around the OpenRefine core can be divided in three categories:

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