I am teaching an analytics course, writing a book on R, a free statistical package. The book will show how to use R while analyzing government datasets at the Data.gov site.
I would like to rest assured that book readers get the dataset. I am thinking to ask readers to download specific datasets from the site. In case the datasets disappear from the site, I would like to make them available in some other ways like posting them on the Internet.
I believe I can use government datasets in my book. But I am not sure whether I can post the datasets on the Internet. I would also appreciate it if you inform me of a better way, if there is, than posting them.