Assignments for April 16

Data Cleaning: Using whatever methods you can but at least search/replace (not hand-editing), take this page of faculty members and put it into Excel/CSV format. You should have fields for name, title, and degrees. Relax, you’ve done this before. Send me the finished file and your specific search and replace commands.

Critique: At least 500 words on this Washington Post story on agricultural subsidies.

Reading: Follow this tutorial on Python. It presumes using Windows, but if you’re using a Mac, it should have Python and IDLE installed as well. If not, you can download it from python.org. Be sure you’re using a version that’s less than 3.0 (ie., 2.4, 2.5 or 2.6 are fine).

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