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29 April 2014

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  1. Country statistics — DataMarket

    Lots of nice statistics, presented in a decent, usable way. So many of the international organisation sites with this stuff are appalling. (via @johndodds)

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    @genmon Were you using Dreamweaver?

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    @ultrazool I *wish* it was Austin. Houston’s suburbs were less fun.

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    @mrstth Ooh, fun! I SAID, FUN!! CAN YOU HEAR ME? STOP FOR A MOMENT… oh never mind.

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    @johndodds I’m (stupidly) the kind of person who spends a day swearing at the internet rather than making one phone call.

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    Also, via @johndodds: data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=WD… and datamarket.com/data/set/12o6/… Thanks!

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    @johndodds Ooh, both good, thanks! I think I’m going to be doing some data munging whatever source I use.

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    @ultrazool I’m not convinced about my own definition to be honest.

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    Re previous request @danjwilson suggested research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/search?s… Has (copyright) OECD data (that I can’t find on the OECD site itself).

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    @danjwilson Good work! Looks like that might be it. The deflator data leads to a bit of OECD I hadn’t come across. Ta!

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    @johndodds I have, thanks - almost but not quite, from what I can tell.

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    @johndodds Ta, yes I was hoping for more countries, and also not to have to find all the datasets individually. Plus a unicorn.

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    @Andrew_S_Hatton It was in there somewhere :)

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    @Andrew_S_Hatton Gross Domestic Product.

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    This is me having fun. What’s wrong with me?

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    Long shot: Anyone know where to get GDP deflator data for many countries from 1955ish to now?

    WAKE UP!

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    @antimega This is a couple of years old but a quick glance suggests it’s still useful: jtaby.com/blog/2012/04/2…

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    @0898CHEATHCO @jamesweiner How come I’d never seen that before?! Ta!

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    I suppose it's typical of the generation of startups it represents that Hacker News lacks an API