This is a guide to installing and running OpenRefine on your personal computer. Please note that all computers in the Map and Data Library (on the fifth floor of Robarts) and in the computer labs on the fourth and fifth floors of Robarts Library already have OpenRefine installed.
OpenRefine, formerly GoogleRefine, is a free and open-source program to clean data.
1. Download a copy of OpenRefine. We recommend downloading the latest "final release", and not a "beta" version.
2. If necessary, please also download and install Java.
3. With Java installed, follow the instructions from the OpenRefine wiki as appropriate to your operating system.
Please note that OpenRefine cannot work with zipped files, so you must first extract any zipped files with a program like 7-Zip.