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Tabula – Tool for Liberating Data Tables Locked Inside PDF Files

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Tabula – Tool for Liberating Data Tables Locked Inside PDF Files
http://tabula.technology/

Tabula was created by journalists for journalists and anyone else working with data locked away in PDFs. Tabula will always be free and open source. If you’ve ever tried to do anything with data provided to you in PDFs, you know how painful it is — there’s no easy way to copy-and-paste rows of data out of PDF files. Tabula allows you to extract that data into a CSV or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet using a simple, easy-to-use interface. Tabula works on Mac, Windows and Linux. Tabula is used to power investigative reporting at news organizations of all sizes, including ProPublica, The Times of London, Foreign Policy, La Nación (Argentina), The New York Times and the St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press. Grassroots organizations like SchoolCuts.org rely on Tabula to turn clunky documents into human-friendly public resources. And researchers of all kinds use Tabula to turn PDF reports into Excel spreadsheets, CSVs, and JSON files for use in analysis and database applications. Tabula was created by Manuel Aristarán, Mike Tigas and Jeremy B. Merrill with the support of ProPublica, La Nación DATA, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews, The New York Times. Tabula was designed by Jason Das. Tabula was created by journalists for journalists and anyone else working with data locked away in PDFs. Tabula will always be free and open source. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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