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#Tip of the day for journalists: Try spreadsheet analysis tool QueryTree

February 6th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Data, Top tips for journalists

Querytree

 

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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