The Open Source Shakespeare site (http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/) is a collection of Shakespeare's complete works. This projects adapts its data for powerful open-source relational databases, beginning with PostgreSQL.
This makes a much more interesting data set for sample or demo use than some boring imaginary online retailer. In this dataset, people die!
If you wish to convert the data yourself (and possibly tinker with the process), run
More likely, you just want the data, so create your database and run shakespeare.sql, like so:
createdb shakespeare psql shakespeare < shakespeare.sql
To skip even fetching the repository:
createdb shakespeare curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/catherinedevlin/opensourceshakespeare/master/shakespeare.sql | psql shakespeare
Compare to https://github.com/edent/Open-Source-Shakespeare, a MySQL port of (I believe) the same data.
- Catherine Devlin (firstname.lastname@example.org)