This weeks class served as a bit of a refresher for me since I’d used a few of the tools such as OpenRefine in a previous unit. The tool Plot.ly reminded me a lot of the graphs I used to make in Microsoft Excel during High school, although admittedly Plot.ly is much more sophisticated and easier to use.
One of the things I have realised through this unit is that I am fairly adept at following instructional walk-throughs, but unfortunately that does not mean that I am able to translate those skills easily into other practical applications.
One of the other things I have realised this week is that I prefer the face-to-face sessions as it keeps me focused. I’ve been having a bit of trouble these past few weeks being self driven, hence the lack of the first two weeks of reflections. This one will be on time though, so that is all I can hope for.
I can’t wait for the next few weeks to expand my knowledge of data manipulation skills. I must admit that finding new tools to use is one of my favourite things about this unit. Hopefully next week shall be just as enlightening!