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The top 10 datasets of 2018

A landmark year for the data.world communityAs we approach the new year it’s always a great time to look back and take stock of the road we have traveled over the last 12 months. This year in datasets, we continued to ride the political roller coaster with everything...

Two incredible years at data.world

On July 11 we celebrated the second year anniversary of data.world’s launch. We had a great time at SPiN in the first ever OWL Cup (the ping-pong championship) during the same week as the World Cup in the finals. It was a real upset, and you should ask us about it (as...

Converting JSON to CSV to plan a friend’s honeymoon

A few weeks ago my colleague said during a Product “Show and Tell” that a handy use for data.world is converting JSON to CSV. Little did I know that this tip would prove useful to me and to friends planning their honeymoon… Short of looking at every square inch of...

Analysis: Do free games or paid games get better reviews?

Are video games getting better or worse over time? Digital distribution has lowered the barriers to market entry, but has quality suffered as a result? And do free or paid games get better reviews? Let’s see what the data has to say. If you are a PC gamer, chances are...

How a NJ Journalist Used Twitter Data to Improve Her Commute

Always ask questions Data scientists are always asking questions about the world around them. They see problems ready to be solved everywhere, and they use data to help find the solutions. For example, Carla Astudillo, a data journalist with the NJ Advance Data Team,...

Our top 10 datasets and projects of 2017

As you think back on 2017, what will you remember most about this past year? Fake news? Hurricane Harvey? The Bitcoin bubble? Whether you’re reflecting on worldwide events or happenings that hit closer to home, it’s fascinating to consider how the increase of...

How a startup analyzed over 11 Million Panama Papers in 1 week

You probably remember the uproar in 2016 when the Panama Papers were released. But did you know it took more than a year of analysis before any results could be published? As one of the biggest journalistic investigations in history, it required 107 media...