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Tidy data is particularly useful for historians as it is well structured and is easy to work with. Because it is structured, it allows for modeling and visualizing of the information. It can reveal patterns in the data which are historically significant and can help historians better understand the events they are researching. Depending on what is needed from the data determines what type of data needed to be used and how it was organized. In my experience, I have tended to shy away from data and instead used the traditional method of textbooks. That being said, with tidy data more quantitative questions can be asked, such as what a population was in a certain area. This question could be asked with different traits of the population in mind to enhance their findings. With regards to contemporary data, these methods would remain useful. Organized data can provide detailed information that is easy to work with and to understand and can be used beyond historical databases.

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