Easy Data Transform
Easy Data Transform v1.28.0 released
Easy Data Transform v1.28.0 is now available for Windows and Mac. Improvements include:
Support added for CSV files larger than 2GB.
Stack transform now has an option to only use columns from the first dataset. The
Date Format transform has been renamed to DateTime Format and can now transform dates, times and datetimes.
There is now a
Show % option to show the percentage of each value frequency in the Column Values window. When an XML file is imported with
Format as Long (more rows) the columns are now ordered according to the order read (not alphabetically).
Find out more and download the new release from the release page:
Download the update
This is a free upgrade for everyone with a valid license. If you don’t yet have a license, you can buy one
Thanks to everyone who sent us bug reports and suggestions for improvements.
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Why isn’t there a decent file format for tabular data?
After another long day spent wrestling with CSV files I wrote
a blog post bemoaning current tabular data formats. It was posted onto Hacker News and generated something of a storm, with 340 comments. You can read the comments if you are interested. My take away is:
Whenever you propose something simple, people will always try to make it more complicated!
Like it or not, CSV is here to stay. We just need software to do a better job of sticking to
RFC4180. Longer term we are likely to see more use of the Parquet format, which is much more efficient than CSV, but is currently lacking in tooling. We may add supported in Easy Data Transform at some point, if enough customers ask for it.
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