Alert students working with csv files about removing different types of white-space because students don’t always expect to need to remove white space.

  • When students download or copy the file in a variety ways (perhaps using different programs) many types of white-space may get added to the file.
    • Since whitespace isn’t always visible, a student may not even notice.
    • This can cause real problems for students who aren’t expecting to need to remove white-space.

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Interview with Richard Weiss.