Tag: Data cleaning

If at first you don’t succeed, apply and apply again

At Data8 we occasionally get some very complex requests which present a challenge to our developers requiring them to conjure up new technology from the ether. One recent example was the ‘ApplyRules’ code, which we’ve used on a few data cleansing jobs where a cleanup using complex matching routines just wouldn’t cut it. And cutting is exactly what ApplyRules does.  read more >>>

‘GIGO’ – Garbage In, Garbage Out.

‘Garbage in, garbage out’, is one of the truisms of the computer age. Charles Babbage, the father of modern computing, however commented – ‘On two occasions I have been asked, “Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?” … I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.’ read more >>>