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Re: Strategy for simple data management

by tangent (Curate)
on Jan 17, 2014 at 01:58 UTC ( #1070877=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Strategy for simple data management

With regard to how you store your data in a standardised format I would suggest you consider CSV files.

  • Easy to manipulate with Perl:

  • Easy to use with javascript - many javascript libraries can read and manipulate CSV files. For example, D3.js can pull in a CSV file and generate an HTML table, or create interactive charts with transitions and interaction - I think you will find that library very useful.
  • Easy to import and export to/from spreadsheets.
  • Easy to backup - you can store them on a thumb drive or optical media.
  • Easy to 'debug' - when you encounter problems with your data you can open your file with a text editor and see exactly what data you have.
  • Easy to share via email or in the cloud.

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