This morning from 10:45-noon, and again on Saturday from 9-10:15 am, David Poulson (Assoc. Dir., Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, MSU)
will be giving SEJers a crash course in the basics of manipulating spreadsheets to blast open fresh avenues of environmental exploration.
Dave's including in this class a couple of exercises. If you can't make the class -- or if you lose your paper handout -- here are his explanations and datasets that you can use: