Data Catalog is both a catalog and a library of datasets, i.e. it
both helps you figure out which data you want, and helps you
work with the data. The interface allows
you to make plots, tables, and files from any dataset, its subsets, or
processed versions thereof.
This data server is designed to make data accessible to
people using WWW clients (viewers) and to serve as a data resource for WWW
documents. Since most documents cannot use raw data, the server is
able to deliver the data in a variety of ways: as data files, as tables, and in a variety of plots (line, contour,
color, vector) and plot formats (PostScript and gif). Processing of
the data, particularly averaging and sampling, can be requested as well.
The ultimate vision is to automatically create a web of hypertext that
connects final results to analyses to the original data.
|The Basic Design
||- ||describes how to find and use datasets in the Data Library.
||- ||written out examples of frequently desired manipulations
||- ||gives a more detailed description of the Data Library.