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  • The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is responsible for publishing a large proportion of the official statistics related to health and care in England. Each year we release about 250 statistical publications, ranging from high-level summary data on hospital admissions, through to detail...
  • Are you in need of a clean, well maintained list of all countries and their associated international codes in CSV and JSON? If so, you might consider the country-codes and country-list data packages available at data.okfn.org. Country Codes, using source data from ISO, the CIA...
  • 11 May 2015 Paul Walsh

    Labs newsletter: Q1 2015

    Welcome to the first Labs Newsletter of 2015! There has been some great activity around open data and tech in the Open Knowledge network over the first quarter of 2015. Let’s dive straight in! Labs <3 Discourse In case you don’t know, Discourse is an...
  • Tabular data packages are a pragmatic way of both publishing your own data and consuming the data that others share with the world. The newly published datapak is a Ruby library that lets you work with tabular data packages using ActiveRecord and, thus, your SQL...
  • 06 March 2015 Paul Walsh

    The Good Tables web service

    Introducing the Good Tables web service Good Tables is a free online service that helps you find out if your tabular data is actually good to use - it can check for structural problems (blank rows and columns) as well as ensure that data fits...
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