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No, marketers don’t have to be data scientists, too.

I‘d love to say that cognitive dissonance is something I rarely experience as a marketer, but if this was one of the most-tweeted quotes at Marketo’s annual Marketing Nation Summit, my head is about to spin once again. (Suggested listening: You Spin Me Round (Like a...

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...

Plotly: Insights For All

We know Plotly has been a popular choice among data.world members for quite some time. When you browse through data.world’s bank of free and open data, you can see it in the way members like @monsieurwagner have leveraged Plotly open-source libraries and our datasets...

Explore a new universe of data with SQL

Working with new data can be overwhelming. How do you extract information and knowledge from the facts sitting in front of you? In this article, we’ll explore a new dataset. We’ll ask, then answer, a number of common types of questions. Exercises and the full dataset...

Many Ways To Import Your Data

“How can I get my data into data.world?” We hear that question often enough. It’s tough to upload and continuously update the assets powering your data work. When your data lives in different places and is updated at different rates, it gets even more complicated....

Mixpanel + data.world: How To Import Your Data

Mixpanel is an phenomenal web analytics platform. It happens to be one we use at data.world and our favorite feature is JQL. JQL — JavaScript Query Language — uses the full power of a robust and popular programming language, JavaScript, to let you analyze your data in...

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,...

Showcasing your data work using Insights

So you’re working on your first data project on data.world. (Don’t know about data projects yet? Check out part 1 and part 2.) Often, one of the hardest parts of a data analyst’s job is capturing the output of work and analysis and presenting that in a way that makes...

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...

Extra powers, with Power BI.

Do you know which Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform Gartner has recognized as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for ten consecutive years? Not just that, but do you know which one has also received the highest rating around their vision for the last two...

We’re on IFTTT!

One reason we focus on making it easy to share data is the disproportional nature of the benefits — one person taking a few minutes to publish a single dataset can help a lot of people save hours of searching and cleaning; it can help data.world community members...

data.world + Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is arguably the most widely used data tool in the world. Excel is simple, versatile and powerful, which makes it perfect for a wide variety of users. At data.world we recognize that, and want to create the most seamless experience for you to use your...

What License Should I Use for my Data?

If your data does not have any license terms, that means you retain all rights, and you do not authorize anyone to use, copy, distribute, share, combine, or make to changes or derivative works from it. The more open a license is, the higher the chance that others will...

Don’t Forget the License

Before starting my career in the tech world I managed art collections, physically and digitally. I studied Art History so I got a kick out of (i.e. was completely in awe of) handling Picassos or getting close enough to a Man Ray print to document its every physical...

The 5 Things Open Data Publishers are Doing to Keep their Data Closed

First of all, let’s get this out of the way: Open data without an open data license is not open. The five points I’ll list here aim to help you as a data custodian make your data truly OPEN (saying it’s “open” is not enough). data.world is adding datasets from all...

Stop emailing spreadsheets!

Hey data people, how many times has this happened to you? You have a hunch about something impacting your business, maybe there’s a region with declining sales or maybe you think there’s some nefarious activity on your website that’s skewing numbers, so you email your...