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Open API for SEC data?

Is there any free API for programmatically grabbing SEC filing data, such as company financials or insider trading? It seems ironic that the EDGAR search gives you information in a nice tabular form, ...
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How can I get a list of currencies from Wikidata?

Some currencies already exist, like [1], [2] and they are all instances of currency [3]. Unfortunately there are no links to all instances from [3]. So is there a possibility to get this list from ...
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Numeric facts database? [closed]

Is there an online database that contains numeric facts (world population, number of inches in a yard, lbs in a metric ton, ect)? I'm specifically interested in numeric facts. It can be any subject. ...
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Population Within Radius

I'm working on a personal project studying catchment areas for local travelers, and I'm looking for a way of finding population (& possibly GDP as well) within a radius from a point. I've been ...
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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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Demography vs. political preference data sources

I am looking for data on the relationship between demography (mainly indicators of knowledge such as formal education, rural/urban residency, salary) and political preference, preferably in the UK or ...
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How might I go about visualising historical temperature CSV data?

I've downloaded the Central England Temperature Data available from Met Office Hadley Centre. On their summary page, it is described thus (emphasis mine): These daily and monthly temperatures are ...
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Twitter open datasets

Where can I get Twitter datasets available for analysis? I found two: The May 2011 Calufa Twitter Scrape Cheng-Caverlee-Lee September 2009 - January 2010 Twitter Scrape
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Telemetry data feeds

I am wondering if anyone knows of any internet-visible telemetry feeds that provide vehicle, science and/or sensor data? An example of one we have identified is the ISS http://spacestationlive.nasa....
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Using the API from Healthcare.gov to access healthcare plan data

I'm new in these parts and I have 0 programming experience. I've been doing research for a school project and I've hit a brick wall. What I want to do is to be able to extract the non-price data/...
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Download Wikipedia articles from a specific category

I know that I can download English Wikipedia Dump, but I was wondering if I can download only articles for a specific category-subject. For instance, can I download articles related to Mathematics or ...
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Obtaining longitude/latitude boundaries for Google Maps regions

Some locations on Google Maps are not strictly a single address and are instead denoted by a shaded area. (For example, any state or provincial park, or of specific interest to me, the Acadia ...
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Where can I find a complete list of Census Bureau Summary Level (SUMLEV) definitions in table format?

The Census Bureau published summary level (SUMLEV) definitions in PDFs, though these are not always complete and do not always match the SUMLEVs in the actual data file. For example, this PDF here ...
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User interface data

Does anyone know how I can get my hand on a dataset of user interface interactions? I am looking for things like clicked buttons, mouse movements or executed commands. Many applications record these ...
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Tool to extract the main concepts/topics from web pages

I need to find the main themes or topics for each of 50,000 website urls. For example, http://austinzencenter.org/ should return topics such as zen, monastic, austin, retreat, buddha, etc. I'm ...
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CKAN vs. Socrata

CKAN is sponsored by OKFN and runs data.gov, so what would be the benefits of switching to Socrata? Negatives? I'm partial to staying in line with OKFN, but I admit that its completely biased and I am ...
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How to acquire data about the speed and density of vehicle on freeways?

I'd like to find out the relation between the speed and density of traffic flow, and now I need some real data, but I don't know how to find it. Could you please tell me?
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Database of trademarked words

Does anybody know where I can download a complete & up to date database of trademarked words? I have found http://trademarks.reedtech.com/tmappxml.php but I'm looking for something that is already ...
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Results of past NCAA games

Are they any openly available lists of the scores of NCAA games in football or basketball? The information exists in pieces on sites like wikipedia, and Stanford Graph Base has the entire 1990 NCAA ...
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A file listing adjacent congressional districts?

Nate Silver, of 538 fame, just Tweeted: Anybody know where I can find a file listing which congressional districts are adjacent to one another? Seemed like an appropriate request to post here. Any ...
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Occupational Outlook Handbook dataset

Where can I download BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook data? You can find most information in separate tables on the BLS's website, but maybe a more comprehensive dataset is available?
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Music partitions for piano

I recently took up piano and I was surprised (read: shocked) not to find easily downloadable music partitions (sheets) on the internet. Now I am not looking for partitions that would be copyrighted, ...
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Techniques for Pulling Prices for a Large Number of Amazon Items

Lately I have been playing around with the Amazon Product Advertising API, and it made me very curious about how Amazon-price checking sites like Keepa and camelcamelcamel actually work. For a ...
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Real Newbie Question [duplicate]

My interest is in visualizations from the standpoint of a software developer, not a scientist. It seems that getting open data from two different sites take a lot of work as some expose an API and ...
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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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Crowdsourced Open Data

If a government or a company publish their data as Open Data, you don't have a (theoretical) reason to not trust their data. But what happens when the data is a result of crowdsourcing. Can we trust ...
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A dataset for Google Books

Do you know if there is any (open) database for Google Books titles or texts? It could be used for text analysis and statistics.
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Involvement of central statistics bureau with national open data portal

Although this is a very subjective question as each national government has quite a different setup. However, in general, are there any patterns or working models involving statistics bureaus having a ...
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Trying to locate US Census Shapefiles for all MSA's (Metropolitan & Micropolitan Statistical Areas)

I've been rooting around at the US Census Dept's Tigerline Shapefile download area through the web portal here: http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/geo/shapefiles2013/main And have been pretty successful ...
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Journals for Open Data research

I found this great question about regular open data conferences. But do you know if there are journals only or part of them for Open Data case studies and research?
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What are examples of people sharing personal data as open data?

Personal data usually has to be anonymised, e.g. aggregated, to be published as open data. However, some individuals are willing to share some of their personal data for example to contribute to ...
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Indian Movie Database?

Is there any open movie database containing all the Indian movie information which can be used commercially. I know there are certain providers like http://www.themoviedb.org/ and IMDB where you can ...
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Amazon price history dataset

Are there any datasets on Amazon products' price history? http://camelcamelcamel.com/ doesn't make it available and the Amazon Product Advertising API doesn't seem to give access to the price history.
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Alexa top dataset

Is Alexa's Top available in a dataset format? Several datasets exist, but include only basic information, like domains and their positions in the top. What about other info, like category of the ...
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Captcha in a website with open data

I don't have an example to showcase, but I have a general question. If a website provides its data open and free, but to download them you need to fill a captcha, can I use an automatic way to auto ...
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What are the different types of Degrees, Diplomas and Certifications and Industry types?

What are all the different types of Degrees, Certifications and Diplomas you can get? I can find the Types of Degrees, but I am not looking only for the types of degrees. I am looking for Certificate ...
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File formats by scientific community?

I'm at a workshop on data publication, and there's talk about trying to do an audit of scienfitic file formats by related communities. Is anyone aware of any existing surveys that we might be able to ...
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Database of searches within Pinterest (or other social networks)

I want to see what people are searching the most within Pinterest. It would be like an equivalent of the Google Keyword Research tool, but for Pinterest. Data for similar/other social networks is OK ...
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Panel data for public companies' financials? Alternative to Capital IQ Compustat?

Where can I get financial indicators of public companies in the format friendly for statistical analysis? "Friendly" is mainly about: Panel data in long format. Variable names compatible with ...
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Congressional Record in electronic form

Is there a way to get an electronic copy of the Congressional Record, or otherwise get information about all the speakers in Congress, what they said, when they said, the votes on all motions bills, ...
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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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Raw data from US Census and BLS

Is the raw data of US Census or BLS available? By raw I mean the datapoints that later comprise the summary tables. For instance, the average employment by firm size. Apart from means that you can ...
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WHO's Defined Daily Dose guidelines

On the off chance, anyone know where to get an opensource copy of WHO's Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) Defined Daily Dose (DDD) guidelines?
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Practice Hadoop?

Can someone guide me in how to learn and practice Hadoop? I want to work on big data in the future and I want to work further in the field. Some datasets, practice tutorials, and guidelines are what I ...
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Getting legal information

Is there a way to find out how many cases have been filed under a particular act or law? Bonus if it is possible to filter by location, parties, etc. I am primarily interested in this for the US (or ...
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Where can I get private companies' financials?

Countries have mandatory disclosure of some financial indicators for certain industries. Some companies may disclose information about their financial performance at will. While public corporations ...
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Set of handwritten, labeled characters

I'm looking for a large labelled data set, of characters that I can use to contrast recognising Letters, with recognising Numbers. Something very similar to MNIST, but with letters. Language doesn't ...
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German - English dictionary

I'm looking for a simple German - English dictionary (txt, csv or some other easy-to-parse format) I need only German nouns with their gender, plural form (optional) and translation to English. I've ...
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Is there an open data api or service for dates of official government holidays?

Is there a service or Open API that exists out there for providing the dates of existing holidays in the US including observed holidays? Unfortunately, from my google searches I've just found a paid ...
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Shape Files (Free downloads) for districts of the world

I am looking for shape files(polygons data) of all the districts in the world. I can find few files from different sources for districts of one country but I need one (updated) file that have all the ...

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