Data catalogs

Advanced SQL

The response to the introduction of SQL at data.world has been really amazing. In a short time, SQL has become one of the primary ways that users interact with data, whether through the query UI, or through our API integrations (Python, R, Java). In response, we...

Turbocharge Your Data Acquisition using the data.world Python Library

When working with data, a key part of your workflow is finding and importing datasets. Being able to quickly locate data, understand it and combine it with other sources can be difficult. One tool to help with this is data.world, where you can search for, copy,...

Try this: Frictionless data.world

A big part of our mission at data.world is to bring down barriers to data access — and in that spirit we are big fans of what the folks at Open Knowledge International are doing with Frictionless Data. In particular, the Tabular Data Package specification defines a...

Try This: File Hot Links

As a data.world user, imagine that you want to supplement a dataset with results from an online survey. Now, if you wanted to keep your dataset up-to-date with the latest responses, what would you do? Could you upload files manually to data.world as many times as...

JSON Exposed!

Introducing native support for JSON on data.world In recent years JSON has become the primary format for data exchange on the Internet. If you’ve queried data from an API on the web, or dug into your browser’s console, chances are you’ve seen it. JSON is great for...

APIs at data.world

UPDATE: Official documentation is here: docs.data.world/documentation/api/ The last week has been a real whirlwind. Early in the week, our cofounder Jon Loyens was interviewed on the Partially Derivative podcast. Then on Friday, we were featured on Product Hunt. What...

30 Years of SQL

Perhaps hard to believe, but SQL is celebrating it’s 30th birthday! Top Gun, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Legend of Zelda, and Structured Query Language (or SQL)—were all released in 1986. What a year… So, what better way to celebrate than to enable SQL querying in...