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Re: Tableau tools [was: CSV2RDF and R2RML]

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:50:47 +0000
Message-ID: <CAK-qy=5QKoBZO0dCsh__+Hk4-tm16SF9p1MLpqHjk=GPRfX5WQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: James McKinney <james@opennorth.ca>
Cc: "Tandy, Jeremy" <jeremy.tandy@metoffice.gov.uk>, "public-csv-wg@w3.org" <public-csv-wg@w3.org>
On 19 February 2014 17:40, James McKinney <james@opennorth.ca> wrote:
>
> On 2014-02-19, at 12:31 PM, James McKinney wrote:
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>> On 2014-02-19, at 12:06 PM, Tandy, Jeremy wrote:
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>>> Hi James - sounds like we should add Tableau to the list of typical tools people use with CSV data <https://www.w3.org/2013/csvw/wiki/Tools> :-)
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>> Sure - I'm not a WG member, I'm just a subscriber on this list, so I don't have edit privileges on the wiki. A member should add it.
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> I'm somewhat surprised by the current list. Almost no one uses dat and many of the recent, niche tools listed. Where are SPSS, PSPP, Matlab, R, SQL, Microsoft Access, ...? The current list is more a promotional list for new projects than a realistic list of the most popular tools.

Before we'd launched the WG I did take a quick look at Matlab, R,
Octave etc in a nearby Wiki area,
https://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/LookInside#Background_Research_.26_Related_Work

I'll share the links here,

R, Mathematica, Matlab and Octave

* The R language has a 'data frame' construction,
http://www.r-tutor.com/r-introduction/data-frame
* Octave has http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter/Cell-Arrays.html
and also http://octave.sourceforge.net/dataframe/overview.html which
is close to the R approach.
* Matlab has recently added a similar construct, see
http://www.mathworks.se/help/matlab/tables.html (via
http://www.mathworks.se/help/matlab/release-notes.html
http://www.mathworks.se/products/matlab/whatsnew.html )
** Matlab tables construct may be closer to matlab/octave structure
(named fields) than to a cell array (though they're related); also new
in Matlab 2013b.  (via b_jonas, jwe in #octave IRC.freenode.net)
* http://pandas.pydata.org/ has data frame in python
* [http://theweiluo.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/r-to-json-for-d3-js-and-protovis/
R/JSON/D3 discussion]
* See http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/new-in-9/built-in-integration-with-r/create-and-display-data-frames.html
http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/19136/creating-a-r-dataframe-like-construct-in-mathematica

For now I've added them as 'unsorted' in
https://www.w3.org/2013/csvw/wiki/Tools#Unsorted since something's
better than nothing.

Dan
Received on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 17:51:15 UTC

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