Where can I download datasets used in DataCamp?

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    Rony Armon

    I disagree, totally, having the code in our sandboxes is crucial to engagement and understanding.

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    Robert Cabral

    We hear you, Rony, and you're not the only one. It's something that we're actively advocating for within the Customer Support organization. I'll be sure to update this article depending on how we as a company decide to handle this moving forward.

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    Dan Killian

    Robert, you don't seem to have fully addressed the question about the incomplete list of datasets. I'm currently going through the mixed models course, and have encountered several datasets that are not referenced on the course home page (for example, Chapter 3: dfLong, dfShort, df, allData). I'm currently pasting the course code into my own R environment for future reference, but need the underlying data to execute the code. I've been able to simulate my own data from the underlying data for some cases, which is good R practice in its own right, but not sure I can simulate underlying data such as what is in allData.  

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    Diego Spiering Pires

    The course "Time Series Analysis in Python" is a good example! Where are all datasets? :(

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    YAP POW LOOK

    Hi Robert,
    A request have been made more than a year to allow users to download some of the dataset used in the exercises. You have heard the users, but I have not seen anything being done yet. I shared the same sentiment as Dan above.

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    mattcbike

    Where are the datasets for Introduction to Data Visualization with Matplotlib (ex. 'seattle_weather')?  Most of the (older) courses provide links to datasets, but this new course does not.

    As mentioned above, without the datasets it's not possible to easily replicate locally.   Additionally, a local Python interface (ex. Jupyter Notebook) can show all of the functions in a module.  A local interface can show args/kwargs and docstrings for a function and even usage examples.  None of those things are possible in the  Datacamp "notebook" interface.   Please make datasets readily available and remove this deliberate cap on our learning potential.   

    Matt Chmielewski     

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    Endromida

    Hello,

    There is a loaded data set (called 'crude_oil') in R workspace of DataCamp. How can I download it in my local computer? Thanks

    Best,

    Shariful

     

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    Hadrien Lacroix

    Hi Dan, we've reached out you directly regarding your request.

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    Robert Cabral

    Hi everyone,
    We've noticed some confusion regarding missing datasets in DataCamp courses and functions within the DataCamp console, so with the help of one of our content experts, we hope to clear that up by sharing some tips:

    Functions

    • In Python courses, we use an IPython console, and in there you can explore functions, get their docstrings or call help on any function using `?function_name`, provided the library the function belongs to has already been imported in the console.
    • The first screenshot attached to this message shows how you can use the `?` function
    • The seond screenshot shows how you can use `inspect` so you can get information from Python. 

    Datasets

    If after following the instructions on this Help Article you continue to experience issues finding the correct datasets, contact support@datacamp.com. We'll work with our content team on getting you an answer or adding the correct or missing datasets to the course.

    If you have more specific questions about either of these topics, please email us at support@datacamp.com. We'd be happy to help. While we try to monitor this and other threads regularly, our response times are much quicker via email. 

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    GoValue

    Hi, 

    I cannot find the Dataset widget in the right sidebar or this course: https://www.datacamp.com/courses/linear-classifiers-in-python

    Where can I download it?

    Thanks,

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