Tag Archives: datasets

Helpful Datasets for teaching Data Science – Link

Title says it all, Some datasets for teaching data science

Google Announces Public Data Sets

Somewhat lost in the hype of Google’s Cloud Machine Learning announcement (which is itself neat), was the release of Google’s Public Data Sets.

I think this has been previously happening, but now Google has an official location for these public data sets stored in BigQuery. You can:

  • Access and use the data in your applications
  • Request Google to host your own public data set

It will be fun to watch this site expand with more public datasets. Happy Exploration!

Quandl Excel Add In

A few weeks ago, I blogged about Quandl, a search engine for datasets. Well, they have just released an Excel add in that allows a person to pull a dataset from Quandl straight into an Excel spreadsheet. It is very new, so Quandl would appreciate your comments and any bugs you may find.

Quandl – A Search Engine for Datasets

I just found this site a couple days ago. Quandl is a new startup that is a search engine for datasets. The site really has a lot of data (over 2 million datasets). Plus the data can be sorted, filtered, graphed, combined, and finally downloaded in many different formats (Excel, JSON, R, csv, XML). Most of the data is numerical and/or time series.

If you have been looking for some data to explore, Quandl may be a good place to look.