Four New Ways to Dive into Data with Enigma Public


At the end of last year, we announced a few changes to Enigma Public. We’ve been chipping away since, adding new features and incorporating more user suggestions to refine your experience of Enigma Public. Without further ado, here are a few more ways to explore data with Enigma Public:

1. Explore by tag

Unearth new sources of data by browsing through descriptive tags. Keen to learn more about healthcare or agriculture? Start exploring our data by real world themes like health, energy and politics.

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2. Explore search results by dataset size and last updated

Did your search term return pages and pages of results? (Cough, “Google.”) Now you can refine your search results by the number of rows a dataset has or by when a dataset was last updated.

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3. Explore via your very own visualizations

Visualize an interesting dataset with Enigma Public Tableau connector (you must install Tableau Public first!). Cameron Yick, Enigma data visualization engineer, investigated FOIA’d fires on U.S. federal land data with the tableau connector and built out a dashboard to explore the data. Peek the fruits of his labor:

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4. Explore earlier versions of data

View datasets as they existed at a previous point in time. Use this to see how data changes or if you're curious about a moment in (data) history.

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Connecting you to data

We are continuously adding new methods of data discoverability so that you can surface connections in public data. We hope these features better help you explore data about the world we live in.

To follow hot off the press changes to the site, check out ‘What’s New’ of the Enigma Public API reference. In the meantime, sign up for a free account to access all of what Enigma Public can offer. If you have any suggestions, questions or dataset ideas, don’t hesitate to reach out.


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