I frequently work with teams that analyse fairly large datasets with nothing but Excel. While you can get quite far with Excel, there are other tools that allow you to extract meaning from data more quickly, and automate repeated steps in the process. In this blog entry, I'd like to discuss some the tools that I use, and explain where they are appropriate.
I run my own Linux server, with Postfix for handling mail. I get a lot of spam, and have used a number of filters which can be tacked on to Postfix, but have always found them to be a pain. Here's a solution I have developed which takes a different approach, and works really well for me.
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