More data dumps

Another in our occasional series on Where The Numbers Come From:

What more could the aspiring info-interpreter want than a Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network? Hosted/maintained/curated by the folks at the Open Knowledge Forum, it provides more than 350 data “packages” (from the Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment to Yosemite National Park) and code that are “free for anyone to use and reuse.” Some packages contain video or podcasts, others static images, still others scientific data. The mix of media means there’s something to entice analysts of all bents.

For my part, since I am a lifelong Bardbrain (I once wrote a thesis on metaphorical structure in the language of Shakespeare’s plays), I find this subsite especially intriguing. I’ll try to whip up a Shakespeare-related visualization and post it here soon.

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