bdill's Curated Datasets
The Internet has so many good datasets out there, but there are common issues that make them cumbersome to use right away. Many tables combine 2 or more things into
a single column which is OK for a visual, but bad for data manipulation. I break each of these items out into their own column so they can be easily sorted and /or filtered.
The US Census Bureau
has vast amounts of excellent data sets, but accessing it is daunting for a rookie and there are so many columns/variables that it's hard to know where to start.
has lots of good reference data, but it is often formatted in a way that getting it into a spreadsheet is cumbersome at best.
Over the years I have scrubbed these data sets into clean and concise tables that are accessable to the novice user. Unless otherwise noted, the self hosted and pastebin.com files are comma separated
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