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*A tool for exploring and publishing data*
Datasette provides an instant, read-only JSON API for any SQLite database. It also provides tools for packaging the database up as a Docker container and deploying that container to hosting providers such as [Zeit Now](https://zeit.co/now).
Datasette is a tool for exploring and publishing data. It helps people take data of any shape or size and publish that as an interactive, explorable website and accompanying API.
Got CSV data? Use [csvs-to-sqlite](https://github.com/simonw/csvs-to-sqlite) to convert them to SQLite, then publish them with Datasette. Or try [Datasette Publish](https://publish.datasettes.com), a web app that lets you upload CSV data and deploy it using Datasette without needing to install any software.
Datasette is aimed at data journalists, museum curators, archivists, local governments and anyone else who has data that they wish to share with the world.
[Explore a demo](https://fivethirtyeight.datasettes.com/fivethirtyeight), watch [a video about the project](https://simonwillison.net/2018/Oct/25/how-instantly-publish-data-internet-datasette/) or try it out by [uploading and publishing your own CSV data](https://publish.datasettes.com/).
* Documentation: http://datasette.readthedocs.io/
* Examples: https://github.com/simonw/datasette/wiki/Datasettes
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*A tool for exploring and publishing data*
Datasette provides an instant, read-only JSON API for any SQLite
database. It also provides tools for packaging the database up as a
Docker container and deploying that container to hosting providers such
as `Zeit Now`_ or `Heroku`_.
Datasette is a tool for exploring and publishing data. It helps people take data of any shape or size and publish that as an interactive, explorable website and accompanying API.
Some examples: https://github.com/simonw/datasette/wiki/Datasettes
Datasette is aimed at data journalists, museum curators, archivists, local governments and anyone else who has data that they wish to share with the world.
`Explore a demo <https://fivethirtyeight.datasettes.com/fivethirtyeight>`__, watch `a video about the project <https://simonwillison.net/2018/Oct/25/how-instantly-publish-data-internet-datasette/>`__ or try it out by `uploading and publishing your own CSV data <https://publish.datasettes.com/>`__.
More examples: https://github.com/simonw/datasette/wiki/Datasettes
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