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Publishing the Lahman Baseball Database with Datasette (via) Ted Lawless used Datasette to publish an API for the Lahman Baseball Database—a dataset of players and teams spanning 1871 to 2016, available under a Creative Commons License. # 20th November 2017, 9:15 pm

If you’re a public data provider—and many large NGOs, government organizations, cultural organizations, historical archives, media organizations, medical orgs, and academic institutions are exactly that—you can publish gigabytes of data, and make it available as an API, and make it easy to browse on the web, too, with extremely low effort. Put it into SQLite, point this little guy at it, and you’ve just radically increased the accessibility and utility of your data. Because messing around in SQL from a web browser is orders of magnitude more immediately useful than downloading a CSV, processing it, and figuring out what comes next.

Paul Ford # 17th November 2017, 1:10 am

Datasette 0.12. I just released v0.12 of Datasette. The most exciting new feature is the ability to display a UI for editing named parameters—so you can construct an arbitrarily complex SQL query, include some named parameters and then link directly to it in Datasette to provide a simple interface for changing those parameters. An example involving Australian dogs is included in the release notes. # 16th November 2017, 3:55 pm

Plotly Falcon SQL Client and the Remarkable Datasette SQLite2API Generator. Lovely write-up of Datasette by Tony Hirst. I’m particularly excited about its applications in the world of data journalism so it’s great to see it starting to get attention from people in that sphere. # 16th November 2017, 3:04 am

Datasettes · simonw/datasette. I’m collecting examples of datasette-powered APIs on the project wiki. # 14th November 2017, 7:39 am

Datasette for Polar Bears. I found a fun dataset of Polar Bear ear tag tracking data put out by the USGS Alaska Science Center and deployed it using datasette in just a couple of minutes—here’s how I did it. # 14th November 2017, 5:41 am

Datasette: instantly create and publish an API for your SQLite databases

I just shipped the first public version of datasette, a new tool for creating and publishing JSON APIs for SQLite databases.

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simonw/csvs-to-sqlite. I built a simple tool for bulk converting multiple CSV files into a SQLite database. # 13th November 2017, 6:49 am