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Data Tools

  • Bitbucke – A platform to store, manage, and share code using Git and Mercurial version control technologies. Alternative to GitHub. Interfaces with Atlassian products like JIRA.
  • Colectica – A software suite for integrating Data Documentation Initiative metadata standards into survey data, for open science.
  • CRAN – A place to find and share R packages.
  • CSV Fingerprints  – A tool that makes it easier to spot mistakes in CSV files.
  • Dash – Open source software that interfaces with repositories, allowing researchers to easily deposit and share data.
  • Data analysis: R – "A free software environment for statistical computing and graphics". Unix, Windows, MacOS.
  • GitHub – Software that makes it a lot easier to use Git. Also a social network for sharing open source code.
  • Open Refine – A tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; extending it with web services; and linking it to databases like Freebase.
  • PyPI: the Python package index – A place to find and share Python packages.
    • Python – A popular programming language used in data science.
    • rOpenSci – A non-profit devoted to creating R packages to be used in open science.
    • RStudio – Desktop software to use when editing R packages.
    • SciPy.org – "A Python-based ecosystem of open-source software for mathematics, science, and engineering." Includes the popular iPython and NumPy packages.
    • Subversion (SVN) – Version control software, a slightly less popular alternative to Git.
  • Tidy Data – An R package for data cleaning/curation.