CHAMPAIGN, Ill., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolfram Research launches the world's first computable data repository. The Wolfram Data Repository makes data instantly useable for interactive analysis by combining nearly two decades of research into semantic data processing and computable knowledge.
It's always about the data, now more than ever. Stephen Wolfram, CEO of Wolfram Research and Wolfram|Alpha, LLC, says, "It's happened to me a zillion times. I'm reading something, and I come across some interesting table or plot. And I think to myself, 'I'd really like to try some things with the data behind that.' But how can I get the data?"
The Wolfram Data Repository solves this problem by allowing researchers from governments, academia, and businesses to upload data that is then both computable and accessible (either publicly or privately). With the Wolfram Data Repository, data is immediately sharable, allowing individuals to explore information, change parameters, and conduct a full range of analyses made possible with the Wolfram Data Framework and Wolfram Language.
Individuals and organizations can use the Wolfram Data Repository with Wolfram technologies, and there's currently no cost to upload data. Alan Joyce, Director of Content Development at Wolfram|Alpha, says, "Once the data is in the repository, people can extract data in other formats or can access and analyze it in the Wolfram Open Cloud for free."
Wolfram Research invites individuals and organizations to upload data to the Wolfram Data Repository and automatically generate full bibliographic details and a dedicated webpage for their dataset. Access and permissions for the data can be controlled by whomever submits it.
The data available in the Wolfram Data Repository will change the way research libraries, research scientists, educators, students, governments, and businesses interact with data through access, computation, and data publishing.
Data and resources are immediately available at datarepository.wolframcloud.com. Forthcoming curation events ("curateathons") will be announced as details emerge.
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