[Edu-sig] Rich Data Streams
delza at livingcode.org
Fri Aug 24 08:06:01 CEST 2007
On 8/24/07, Jeff Rush <jeff at taupro.com> wrote:
> kirby urner wrote:
> >> Kirby, I've seen your posts re building up a reusable set of data for teaching
> >> before, and I think it is a good idea. Where are you collecting and making
> >> this information available? It seems like a single project under source
> >> control would allow others to utilize and contribute to such a stockpile,
> >> piece by piece.
> > I'm more just into upholding edu-sig's reputation as a source of
> > great ideas. Rich Data Structures & Streams, you saw it here
> > first.
> I was afraid of that. ;-( It would make a valuable resource.
Jeff, if you have an idea where to store pointers to rich data sources
(Python Wiki maybe?), we could start collecting them there. Here are
a few for starters:
ISO Country Codes list: http://xml.coverpages.org/country3166.html
Moby Word Lists: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/research/ilash/Moby/
MathWorld, lookup formulas to your hearts content: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/
There are many more, of course, and I too would love to see a good
place where we could collect them.
See the Frink language for a interesting approach: Many data sources
are built-ins to Frink, and the language uses units rather than simple
numbers to represent data.
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