Comment 50791

By Meredith (registered) - website | Posted October 28, 2010 at 21:24:38

turbo, you can't see the benefit of opening one page of data instead of 207 pages and sorting through the to find the information you're looking for?

For example, let's say we want to know which 10 polls had the best and worst voter turnout across the whole city, or which poll had the most votes for a certain candidate.

To do that, I don't have to open a bunch of pages, copy the data and paste it. It's all there in a format I can access easily. It doesn't take me an hour to access, it takes a few minutes.

And then I can either search all that data as-is or throw it into Excel and use one of their really basic "sort by" functions to sort it to find out information, not spend a big chunk of time opening pages, copying, and searching.

This is the exact same thing the article explained, but since I'm doing only the crudest of data manipulation, things that most internet users do, it's something that even someone like you would find relevant.

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