This post was originally published at: https://www.springboard.com/blog/free-public-data-sets-data-science-project/ Completing your first project is a major milestone on the road to becoming a data scientist. It’s also an intimidating process. The first step is to find an appropriate, interesting data set. You should …

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These 19 ‘sets of data sets’ cover free or public data from various industries, including small and large, structured and unstructured data sets. Hone your data science and machine learning skills on these data sets, or use them for testing …

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As part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, the Australian Government has today released its Public Data Policy Statement. This formalises the Government’s commitment to open data and data-driven innovation. Access to and use of the data that is …

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In April 2015, the Secretary of Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), Michael Thawley, commissioned an in-house study into how public sector data can be better used to achieve efficiencies for government, enable better service delivery and inform policy …

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Photo by Caresse Ley. Web scraping is a way to extract information presented on websites. As I explained it in the first instalment of this article, web scraping is used by many companies. It’s also a great tool for reporters …

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