[okfn-labs] dat - Versioned Data

Pieter Colpaert pieter.colpaert at okfn.org
Mon Aug 17 08:24:52 UTC 2015

Hi Ingmar,

I find it a very interesting tool... Yet I have never used it in production.

Right now, I just use git + npm for dataset versioning. E.g., this is my 
dataset for the Belgian railway company's stations: 
https://github.com/irail/stations. Someone who wants to change the data 
can use the github user interface, which is user friendly enough. 
However, this process only works because our CSV files are less than 
2000 rows.

I would love to hear similar testimonies of people using dat in 
production :)

Kind regards,


On 17-08-15 09:59, Ingmar Schlecht wrote:
> Hi folks,
> not sure if this is the right forum, but given that discuss.okfn.org 
> currently lacks the "new topic" button [1], I dare to post this here.
> Does any of you know / has worked with "dat", the Git for data, 
> already? What are your experiences? Do you think it has potential to 
> become THE versioning for data software out there? It looks like a 
> handy tool to me but I can't really judge the maturity of the project 
> and software, so I would be interested in your comments.
> http://dat-data.com/
> Interestingly, when searching for "Data Versioning" in google the 
> first result still is a text on Data Versioning theory by Rufus: 
> http://dataprotocols.org/revisioning-data/ Would be nice to see 
> something like that updated to todays possiblilities including the 
> potential of things like "dat".
> Cheers
> Ingmar
> [1] new topic button missing, see the last three replies to: 
> https://discuss.okfn.org/t/discuss-okfn-org-moved-to-an-open-knowledge-sysadmin-server/236/11

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