As Data Science beginners, sometimes we need to find datasets to work on projects. And as Data Science professionals, we sometimes need to find synthetic data based on the problem we are working on. So, if you want to know how to find datasets, this article is for you. In this article, I will take you through how to find datasets for Data Science tasks according to your needs.
Here’s How to Find Datasets for Data Science
There are many data sources on the internet you can follow to find datasets. Here I will introduce you to the best ones and what kind of data you will get on each platform so you can understand where to reach for what type of data.
Google Dataset Search
Google Dataset Search is a search engine for datasets. You can use this platform to search for datasets on any topic. When we search for any topic at Google Dataset Search, it shows the most viewed free and paid datasets based on your search query.
So if you are a beginner looking for a free dataset for practice or a business looking for a paid dataset for market research, you can find datasets at Google Dataset Search.
Kaggle is a Data Science community where you get a lot more things than just datasets. When you will search for any topic at Google Dataset Search, most of the datasets you will see at the top are always from Kaggle.
But as everyone can post datasets on Kaggle, so all the datasets available on Kaggle do not help solve problems based on real-time business problems. So you can use Kaggle as a beginner to find data and practice your Data Science concepts. And all the datasets submitted by companies and available at Kaggle competitions are based on real-time business problems. So if you want to work on real-time business problems using a dataset from Kaggle, make sure the data is submitted by a company or a well-known contributor on Kaggle.
Statso – Community
Statso is a Data science community where you get real-world and synthetic datasets based on real-time business problems. All the datasets available at the Statso Community are based on the problems a business wants its Data Science professionals to solve in their day-to-day business activities.
So the Statso Community is both for beginners as well as professionals looking to work and improve their problem-solving skills on datasets based on real-time business problems.
UCI Machine Learning Repository
UCI Machine Learning Repository is for beginners who want to practice their Data Science and Machine Learning skills. Here you will get all the popular datasets you can use to implement your Machine Learning concepts.
Like Kaggle, there are many contributors at UCI Machine Learning Repository, so you need to be sure that the dataset you are working on is either submitted by a business, a university, or a well-known contributor. Otherwise, all the popular datasets are helpful at UCI Machine Learning Repository as they are so popular that you will find many solutions on the internet based on all those datasets, which will be helpful for every beginner in understanding how to solve problems step by step.
So below are all the platforms you can follow to find datasets for Data Science tasks:
- Google Dataset Search for finding the most viewed free and paid datasets
- Kaggle for finding datasets submitted by companies and contributors based on real-time business problems
- Statso Community to find real-world and synthetic datasets based on real-time business problems
- and UCI Machine Learning Repository to find the most popular datasets you can work on as a beginner
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