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Open Data Sets

October 11, 2016


If you’re like me, whenever you’re working with a new piece of software or product that works with data, you like to actually get your hands on it and work with it. Sadly this sometimes requires you have data. You can create your own data, but this takes needless time out of your discovery work. Not only that, but if you want to practice data analytics or Machine Learning then you certainly do need some pre-existing dataset. This is what lead me to search for some free data sets out there. Here is a list of some of the best places I’ve found to get open data sets.


US Government Data


The US Government provides some data about business, agriculture, education, energy and other types of data. Some are specific to a city and some are more general.


Kaggle Datasets


Kaggle is a Data Challenge competition website where people can compete to create the best predictive model on a variety of datasets. Along with this they have provided a repository of their datasets.


Sean Lahman – Baseball Database


A free relational database of individual and team statistics that covers the game back to 1871 up to the early 2000’s.



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