# Chapter 8 Text data

Text is a frequent type of data — and so familiar to us, that we hardly notice it as a type of data. This changes when we are trying to manipulate or analyze it in a quantitative fashion. Although most people are familiar with reading and writing text on a computer, far fewer people are thinking about encoding and parsing text data.

Please note: This topic is covered in Chapter 9: Text data of the ds4psy book .