Chapter 3: Sources of Data and Their Challenges

Introduction

Internal Data in Flat Files

Relational Databases

External Data on the World Wide Web

User-Facing Query Interfaces

Tabular Data Pages

Evolving WWW Data Standards

Ethical and Legal Considerations

Conclusion

References

Introduction

Many analytic projects rely on data from disparate sources, or at least involve drawing upon existing data sets for a new purpose. Data come from different sources. Transferring data into JMP is often straightforward, but each type of source can present its own hurdles.

When data are already in saved JMP data tables, there might still be data management hurdles facing the analyst who wants to combine multiple tables or who needs to clean or otherwise pre-process ...

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