[okfn-discuss] [Fwd: Re: Open Economics and Data Packaging: some thoughts and questions]
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Mon Jan 14 21:42:36 GMT 2008
From Jason May:
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The data store sounds a little like what I'm attempting to do with
numbrary.com. I don't have an explicit focus on economic data, but so
far that's the majority of the content on the site.
My primary focus recently for Numbrary has been to mine some of the US
government agencies that produce economic data. So far I've pulled
down chunks of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic
Analysis, and Federal Reserve.
Regarding data visualization, it looks like you've followed the same
path as I have with AJAX charting toolkits. I've experimented with
Plotr, which is a PlotKit clone. You should have a good look at what
Swivel and Many Eyes are doing. There are also some strong Flash
toolkits, e.g. http://www.amcharts.com/
jmay at pobox.com
On Jan 14, 2008, at 6:06 AM, Jonathan Gray wrote:
> Rufus Pollock wrote:
>> One part of our Open Economics project (http://
>> www.openeconomics.net/) involves maintaining a data store:
>> Corresponding data is stored in subversion:
> Just before Christmas I was in touch with Jason May at Numbrary, who
> is also interested in this kind of thing:
> Jason: it would be great if you could forward to the list some of
> the experiences you've had with Numbrary and your thoughts about the
> data visualisation libraries that are out there!
> It would be great to get a good discussion going on this...
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