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Introducing Tabula

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Introducing Tabula by Manuel Aristarán, Mike Tigas.

From the post:

Tabula lets you upload a (text-based) PDF file into a simple web interface and magically pull tabular data into CSV format.

It is hard to say why governments and other imprison tabular data in PDF files.

I suspect they see some advantage in preventing comparison to other data or even checking the consistency of data in a single report.

Whatever their motivations, let’s disappoint them!

Details on how to help are in the blog post.