Cool, real cool.
The following tutorial was adapted from an in-class exercise used by Derek Willis in his data reporting class at Georgetown University. Willis works at The New York Times with its data-driven reporting arm The Upshot. Willis tells Storybench that he uses a very simple web-based tool called Web Frequency Indexer for this textual analysis exercise because it requires little prior knowledge of data analysis. Willis says: “While it would be more efficient and powerful to use Python or any number of other tools, I stick to this because I want to illustrate the concept in a way I hope they’ll be able to understand easily.”

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