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How ProPublica Illinois Uses GNU Make to Load 1.4GB of Data Every Day - Features - Source: An OpenNews project

I avoided using GNU Make in my data journalism work for a long time, partly because the documentation was so obtuse that I couldnt see how Make, one of many extract-transform-load (ETL) processes, could help my day-to-day data reporting. But this year, to build The Money Game , I needed to load 1.4GB of Illinois political contribution and spending data every day, and the ETL process was taking hours, so I gave Make another chance.