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Where can I find large datasets open to the public?

Happy to answer this but be aware, my writing abilities are quite limited. I am an essayist, an article writer of short, pithy, vignettes. That’s it. I cannot write novels (like Quorans Graeme Shimmin, Cristina Hartmann, Aman Anand, Clifford Meyer) or extremely persuasive pieces (Jon Mixon, Gary Teal, Marcus Geduld), nor can I distill massively complex issues to a single truth (Erica Friedman, Robert Frost, Alon Amit, Oliver Emberton). To name a few. But, for my writing style, this is what has helped me: 1. I write for hours, every day. 2. Consulting is the art of condensing massive amounts of information into a visual medium. 3. Original sentence: I have a tendency to make sentences overly complicated by adding more and more words until the meaning of the sentence is obfuscated under the weight of so many superfluous words. Post-edit: I’m verbose. I edit. 4. Some mild plagiarism is common in my more humorous writings. I read a lot and watch good TV. 5. 6. This was very difficult. 7.

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Publicly Available Big Data Sets Public Data sets on Amazon AWS Amazon provides following data sets : ENSEMBL Annotated Gnome data, US Census data, UniGene, Freebase dump Data transfer is 'free' within Amazon eco system (within the same zone) AWS data sets InfoChimps InfoChimps has data marketplace with a wide variety of data sets. InfoChimps market place Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network open source data portal platform data sets available on datahub.io from ckan.org Stanford network data collection Open Flights Crowd sourced flight data Flight arrival data

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UCI Machine Learning Repository: Dermatology Data Set Source: Original Owners: 1. Nilsel Ilter, M.D., Ph.D., Gazi University, School of Medicine 06510 Ankara, Turkey Phone: +90 (312) 214 1080 2. H. A Formula for Data Gravity « Data Gravity Background Before creating DataGravity.org I first blogged about Data Gravity on my personal blog in December of 2010 and several times since then. I have watched the concept of Data Gravity grow beyond anything that I ever expected. I have also watched as a startup-company decided to name itself DataGravity. As I began to speak about Data Gravity to others and answer questions, I realized that maybe it was something more than simply a novel concept describing an effect.

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