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What are the most common issues with data cleaning (e.g. outliers, duplicates)? Who has data sets that need to be prepared for analysis?

When preparing data for analysis, I often encountered issues such as outliers, data entries that are logically inconsistent (e.g. age=150/age=-2), duplicates (that are not exactly equal) etc. When ...
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what are the best ways to build / scrape an open-sourced data set of a retailer type (e.g. tobacco retailers?)

I'm a public health epidemiologist, and this question has come up in a number of contexts. I've heard tell of people using Google or Yelp for limited uses, but we'd be building state-wide datasets of ...
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Twitter - Labelling system for sentiments and other things

I have build a program that log tweets from stream by hashtag into a MongoDB database and a website to label them. The website loads a random tweet and allows me to label them with three buttons (...
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Are there any examples or best practice for encapsulating large open data sets into R packages?

I've recently been experimenting with UK government open data with R, and it seems like I could usefully wrap up some of my work into an R package. I'd want the package to download the data either ...
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Need Resource suggestions about Indicators and Signs in Governmental Open data

I am studying for my master’s degree in Interaction Design domain. For my upcoming Capstone project, can someone please direct me to good resources that talks about governmental open data at community ...
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Publish Media content data to omni channel [closed]

This is a very common scenario. What is the best way to implement publishing media content (Audio or Video) to different channel for same user? e.g. If an user access a particular content in desktop ...
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Implications of “For official use only”

Certain US government websites (fpds.gov, sam.gov, among others) have a footer saying something along the lines This is a U.S. General Services Administration Federal Government computer system ...
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Android TV - Software Manual - Structure of Each Screen (UX look)

I have to map all Android TV screens that End User has in Android Tv. Is there a Structure Map of Android TV ? Something like manual ? I am looking for Manual/Specification for Android TV. In this ...
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From an entrepreneur's perspective, are there reasons to open data?

Open data is perceived as being free. One argument against open data I often hear is that by making data open, you might lose your advantage over the competion. This way of thinking also keeps some ...
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where can i download archives of eclipse,ibm jazz and mozilla

Where can i find and download bug reports, mailing list archives,execution logs,test cases,for the following projects? 1.Eclipse 2.Ibm jazz and 3.Mozilla
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Government standards, guidelines, and practices for collecting data

By standards, guidelines, and practices for collecting data I mean the rules that facilitate: Practical value: Collecting data with a specific goal in mind Data integrity: Minimizing omissions and ...
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Data about completed prison term by country

I'm looking data (preferentially free and open data but I can afford small payments) by country worldwide on the percent of population that have completed a prison sentence or were sentenced. I only ...
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Publishing location based data in Easting and Northing, Longitude and latitude, or Addresses?

I am working on publishing a listing of shelters and hostels, I would like to expose my data to anyone who would like to use it. One of the things I would like to do is allow the shelters and hostels ...
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User profiles from professional social network

I'm doing a project in which I need data about users in a professional social network. I need information related to the experience, education or skills of the users. So far I've tried LinkedIn but ...
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Which format (CSV, JSON, Atom, RSS?) should events data be published in?

I'm developing recommendations for local councils publishing event listings. Compared to other kinds of data, events data seems very likely to be used by web and mobile apps (as opposed to downloaded ...
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Publishing Weather Data under Creative Commons / Peer Production License

I am from a volunteer at FSHM (Free Software Hardware Movement, Puducherry, India). As a part of our community project, we have been working on building a weather station using Freedom Hardware. We ...
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Does Rutgers University Provide Open-Source Geospatial Datasets?

Might these datasets include business names, addresses (some goecoords), County, CBSA, NAIC, SIC, USPS Postal Carrier route and more information for United States and Canada?.
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Can I take “open data” from a website like Quandl, modify it, and then resell it to clients?

I am just wondering if open data have any limitations I may be missing. Can I for example get data through the Quandl API, do some calculations using the data, and resell the data? Is this legal? ...
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Is there a centralized schedule of data release dates for U.S. federal agencies?

Is there some centralized or streamlined source of data release schedules for major U.S. government agencies? Something that combines sources such as the BLS Schedule of Data Release, ACS Data Release ...
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Reporting Poorly Secured Non-Public Use Federally Funded Data

I work for a non-profit and recently I applied for access to non-publicly available data. My concern is that this data is not very well protected, as it potentially contains personally identifiable ...
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Protocol/software to publish weather information online

I've got a temperature and humidity sensor that captures the data outside the house and whose data I collect every 5 minutes. Is there a standard protocol/format that I can use to publish those data ...
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Where can I publish small database for free?

Is there any site where one can easily publish a small database (<5MB)? Ideally, the data should be published in a way that it could be sql selected by number of parameters. Just like any national ...
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How can I Share my Data Sets Without Worrying About Copyright Issues?

I'm doing a lot of research in the field of Digital Text Forensics (e.g., authorship attribution, authorship verification or author profiling). In this field there are only very few data sets ...
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How do you get access to large amount of data for your project?

I have a question and Googling doesn't really give me a concrete answer so I'm hoping someone on here could explain this to me. I have an idea for an app/website and it needs access to a large ...
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What should I do with a database of public library greeter questions?

I work at a county public library, and recently I found out that our greeters have been writing down the questions patrons ask them. I gave them a form to make the data more coherent and I've been ...
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Business microdata from UK Data Service

UK Data Service has several very interesting business surveys with the data that rarely appear elsewhere. It describes turnover, cost of capital, organizational structure, and other microeconomic ...
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How to crowd source open data

Is there a way to get a list of the top accessed open data sets by organizations and the organizations which use them?
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What happens to the data submitted to the DDL?

After working with several of the Missions and implementing partners, the question comes up on what happens to data once it gets submitted to the DDL. For data tagged as Public, does it enter a ...
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What's a good file format for sharing 3D models of cities?

Some councils have 3D models of the buildings which they're considering sharing. What would be a good format to encourage them to use, if possible? I had thought 3DS would be the standard, but ...
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Let's suppose I have potentially interesting data. How to distribute?

This is a very simple question: Suppose that I have some sort of specialized data, perhaps that I've collected myself or been a part of the collection. And suppose that nothing prevents me from ...
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Where to publish aggregations of government data? [duplicate]

I'm working on a few projects that aggregate data from different government sources (for example tree inventories from different local councils). I publish a map of the data, but it would make sense ...
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Is there any documentation or case study of scaling up an Open Data API?

Forecasting open data demand is quite challenging. A new public dataset means more downloads, a new app results in way more requests. It would be interesting to discuss the throughput of open data ...
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Where should I host/contribute a mapping from Stack Overflow tags to Wikipedia articles?

I had asked for a mapping from Stack Overflow tags to Wikipedia articles over at meta.stackoverflow, but no one seemed to find one, so I started building my own. Where is the "right" place for me to ...
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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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Preservation of blog posts, articles and essays

I am curious if there is there any good way to guarantee that my articles (posted on personal sites and other blogs) will last? Is there a reliable repository for articles, post and essays? Or are ...
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Suggested formats for open data documents

I work for a software company and am thinking about publishing our training manuals as open (creative commons) licensed documents, so that others can use them, edit them, and derive new products/...
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What are best practices for where to answer agency specific Open Data Policy implementation questions?

USAID recently launched a Frequently Asked Questions page to handle Q&A concerning their policy ADS 579. These Q&As are directed at both internal and external audiences. I could see posting ...
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Where to host a public KML/GPX/OSM map file? (preview, map links, statistics, conversion)

I have a few KML files that I would like to share with the public. Google suggests hosting them on Google Drive, but I would prefer a platform that offers more map-oriented features. Datahub does not ...
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Interest of double licenses CC-BY-SA + ODbL for SVG maps

This is a split refactored from an older post containing too many questions about licenses in SVG Tiny 1.2 using RDFa as suggested by Patrick Hoefler. See also question Embed two licenses within SVG. ...
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Creating audio fingerprint database

My company has created unique audio fingerprinting system that we use to detect music and advertisements on radio and TV (among other uses). So far, we are used to dodging all requests for database ...
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Persistent publishing of data. My nations DataCite does not cover my field; alternatives?

I want to make my geophysical dataset available for all humanity for all future. Until now, I'd put the data on our institutes' FTP server and write the link in the academic article I'm publishing. ...
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Should we open our data?

Our company runs a business similar to Yelp but limited to a regional area. Currently we are thinking of licencing our Point of Interest database under a free licence. Of course that would mean that ...
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federal guidelines for reporting expenses and donations

I'm running for city council in a small town on the platform of transparency... really like 18f api standards, looking to find a schema to describe expenses and donations for the campaign - ie some ...
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API for datapackages?

Is there an API solution for datapackages which can be self-hosted? (Ideally something more lightweight than CKAN that can run on Heroku or similar.) Overall I am looking for a solution which allows ...
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Best place to publish my Android app's Google Play statistics?

I have several Android apps, and do not consider their statistics as confidential. On the contrary, I often share these statistics (as screenshots or CSV) on public forums, and sometimes people have ...
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What are the practical limits of releasing open data via bit torrent?

I know that there are political issues (my place of work bans all peer-to-peer software without an explicit waiver), but how well does bit torrent scale for distributing large data collections where ...
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Where to upload open data? (no online data editing needed)

I have CSV and RDF files that I would like to upload somewhere so that everyone can download them. What is the most appropriate website for this? I need at least: Easily upload, just select the ...
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Understanding City Budgets

What are the most fruitful ways to dissect a city budget for the non-accountant? Are there any standards for releasing budget data that I should be advocating? In my particular case(Fort Lauderdale, ...
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Standards for capturing organisational data like budgets, procurement, salaries

I'm currently starting a large project to capture and classify published CC-BY-NC data of an international aid organisation into standard open formats. (There's an overview of the project online at ...
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Rating system for websites

I'm probably in the wrong StackExchange, but is there a rating system for websites? For instance I wish there was some sort of curated site that said that "xyz" was a legitimate training site. Maybe ...