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Spreadsheet, meet automation.

Welcome to Workbench!

Workbench is a platform that combines data tools and training for journalists. It is a workbook-style data processing system designed around modular tools for data processing -- table in, table out -- with no code required. Features include:

Try it

To see what Workbench does, try our public server, now in beta. Or run your own server.

User Documentation


Workbench is licensed under the AGPL 3.0 license. You are free to use the code or parts of it in your own applications, even your own own closed source applications, but if you modify Workbench code or merge it into your own software you must open-source the modifications.

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Workbench is a project of Columbia Journalism School, made possible through the generous support of Krishna Bharat and the Knight Foundation.