Lecturer and data journalist Paul Bradshaw has written a post highlighting what looks to be a really useful tool for journalists.
QueryTree is a drag-and-drop spreadsheet analysis tool.
In a post headlined Is this an Excel killer? QueryTree app lowers the bar on data journalism, Bradshaw explains why it is so promising.
Sometimes the most impressive tools solve a problem you never knew you had. In the case of QueryTree, a new data analysis tool, that problem is something most people never question: spreadsheets.
For all the shiny-shiny copy-and-paste-click-and-drag-ness in new journalism tools, most data digging comes back to at least some simple spreadsheet work, and that represents a significant hurdle for many journalists used to working with simpler tools.
It is worth reading the full post as Bradshaw explains how to use it.
There is with a free 30-day trial and then subscriptions start at £8 a month.
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