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What is Tidy Data?

The simplest definition of tidy data.

Posted on January 25, 2022 • Tags: data databases

The definition of “tidy data” is simple:

  1. Every column is a variable
  2. Every row is an observation
  3. Every cell is a single value
  4. Each table is a dataset

Tidy data is equivalent to “third normal form” (3NF) in database-speak.