[ckan-discuss] Options to store cleaned-up data
bniemann at cox.net
Sun Oct 31 23:32:15 GMT 2010
For: My 'user story': I have a spreadsheet that I've cleaned up and want to provide back to the community so that the clean-up process doesn't need to be repeated. I want to upload that somewhere easily and forget about it.
I use Spotfire to store the cleaned up spreadsheets, do statistics and visualizations, and provide back to the commmunity as CSV downloads. Usually I forget about it but sometimes I think of more to do with the data or other data sets to include with it.
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From: Tim McNamara
To: rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Cc: Brand Niemann ; CKAN discuss
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2010 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [ckan-discuss] Options to store cleaned-up data
On 1 November 2010 12:08, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
On 31 October 2010 23:01, Brand Niemann <bniemann at cox.net> wrote:
> I have focused on working with a number of US government data spreadsheets
> with high quality that are updated regularly and would not suggest using
> blobs of data as alternatives since one looses the ability to do
> analytics/statistics on those data.
Quite agree Brand, but I'm not sure Tim meant pure 'blobs' (i.e.
opaque binary objects). I took hime to mean he wanted to dump his copy
of the data (probably in structured form) somewhere else -- be that an
upload of a spreadsheet to google docs, or storing a structured dump
(json/csv/rdf) somewhere (e.g. archive.org/storage.ckan.net/s3 ...)
@Tim: is this understanding correct?
I used the term blob to imply binary blob. I don't want to create an infrastructure to provide hosting for cleaned-up versions of PSI. Naturally, this is a poor solution technically, but it's easier for me as an intermediary.
My 'user story': I have a spreadsheet that I've cleaned up and want to provide back to the community so that the clean-up process doesn't need to be repeated. I want to upload that somewhere easily and forget about it.
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