Alice Rooney

Alice Rooney graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in statistics. Her passion for working with and understanding data led her to The Data School Down under. In her spare time she enjoying baking sweets, traveling and reading mystery murder novels.

Fuzzy Match

The Fuzzy Match tool is a handy tool for matching of non-identical values. There are two different modes that the tool can perform in; Purge, which is used for a single file and compares all records and, Merge, which compares records of different sources. Steps to...

Pareto Charts – 80/20 Rule

A Pareto Chart is a type of chart where individual values are represented by bars (in descending order) and the cumulative percentage of the total is represented by a line. Named after Vilfredo Pareto, who formulated the Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule), which states...

Beginners guide to RegEx

The first time I saw RegEx it looked like a bunch jargon and nonsense. Even after the process was explained to me, I couldn’t understand why anyone would bother to learn a complicated computer language. But after a couple of weeks of learning the tools and tricks of...

Joined by our Passion for Data

  One of the main reasons why I choose a career path in data was because I love to learn about anything and everything. Having just completed my University degree, I was keen to get straight into the workforce. Joining the team at The Data School was a great...