Is there a place where I can find gov datasets (from data.gov, bea etc) in MySQL format? - free or paid. I could download and parse the files of course, but wanted to check if it is already available somewhere before going down that route

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    You are limiting your options this way! The best way is to look for datasets -with any format- then load the data to your own my SQL dataset. Most of data are in csv/Json. Commented Dec 24, 2014 at 12:46
  • I understand,and I am going to do the same - just wanted to check if there is something already available
    – user1336
    Commented Dec 24, 2014 at 23:59
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    Why do people have an obsessions with "I want data in (x) format?". I wouldn't suspect homework questions to be asked on the day before Christmas. I know I've ranted about this before, but I can't find my earlier comments to link to. And besides, for SQL databases you really don't want it as a bunch of INSERT statements -- you want CSV or tab-deliminated, and use LOAD DATA. And there is no specific 'mySQL format' (or any SQL 'format' for data ... although some might give sufficient info to generate the CREATE TABLE)
    – Joe
    Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 1:46
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    Download csv, then use csvsql from csvkit: csvkit.readthedocs.org/en/latest Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 22:34

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you can search data.gov, this search returns over 300:
and this search within datasets hosted by data.gov reveals 12:

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