Beginner’s Guide to Extracting Data from PDFs

Whether it’s tables of data embedded in reports or spreadsheets saved as PDFs, journalists get lots of data in PDF format. But until you get that data into a spreadsheet, there’s not much you can do with it. Luckily, there are a few great tools that can liberate your data quickly and with relative ease.

Top Ten #ddj: The Week’s Most Popular Data Journalism Links

Here are the hottest data journalism tweets for Jan 23-29, per our NodeXL mapping: 100 Years of infographics (@NatGeoMag); Trump’s wall size (@thetruesize); Women’s March (@womensmarch); journocoding (@journocode); dataset viz 25 ways (@flowingdata); dataviz stocktake (@eagereyes); & more.