The (mostly free) tool box
of a data journalist

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Regardless of your employment, to have good tools is always essential. My colleagues and friends often ask me which softwares I use. I thought the answer to this question would be a useful post!

Generally, you will always need the same basic functions: to collect data, to clean it, to sort it, to analyse it and then publish it in a simple way.

The list presented below is far from being complete or absolute. It’s simply the softwares I am currently using. Most of them are free, open source and cross-platform. It’s a good start!

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