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Questions tagged [conversion]

Data conversion is the process of transferring/translating data from one format to another. In the context of Open Data SE, typically this involves converting data from a proprietary data format, to an open data format.

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Extracting data from PDF tables with multi-line rows: tabula

I am trying to convert large tables in PDF form to CSVs. I was wondering if there are recommendations for how to extract tables in which rows span multiple lines as in the tabula example here? My own ...
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How to import a SAS layout or Data Dictionary

Being totally new to SAS, I don't know how to import this layout/dictionary file into SAS® Studio: ********************************************* * ...
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90ies Windows .exe database on CD: Extract underlying data

I would like to extract data from a register stored on a CD from the 90ies. The Windows executable on the CD allows one to browse the database with keywords and by specific variables. However, there ...
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Tools and steps for converting 3-star data to 4 star

I am working on a project to upgrading a set of 3-star open data (mostly in CSV and JSON formats) to 4-star level. I would like to know if there is any guideline for doing so? What tools may be needed ...
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Working with Sample Surveys, Statistical Packages, and Fixed Format ASCII Data (.dct ,.do, .sas, .sps) and .dat

US Department of Education sent me National Household Education Surveys Program data via cd-rom and I'm looking for tips/software/best-practices here for converting/viewing/manipulating this data. ...
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Best way to convert Excel Files to Open Data Formats

We have plenty of data buried in a lot of Excel files (.xls, .xlsx). The data comprises mainly statistics (first row comtains colum headers, first column contains row headers, rest of data are decimal ...
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How can I convert from Census 2010 tracts to Census 2000 tracts?

I have a dataset (it's a bunch of count variables) at the Census 2010 census tract level, and I want to merge it to a bunch of other datasets that are at the Census 2000 tract level. Because it would ...
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Is there a tool to convert geoRSS into geoJSON?

I have a geoRSS file that I would like to convert to geoJSON to use it with Leaflet. I found MyGeodata Converter (mentioned on What are the most useful formats in which to release geospatial data?), ...
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How to publish open data on my website? (Or: from CSV to RDFa)

I already spent some time importing data in a tabular form from a PDF published by an official institution. I would like to publish this table on my website. The data is nicely formatted in CSV. Is ...
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What is the best way to request machine readable data from a FOIA request?

Maybe there is no way to request a specific file type but what is the best way to request a file (paper or digital) that can be converted easiestly?