Introduction to Datasette: Explore and Publish Your Data in One Line of Code

Motivation

Have you ever wanted to explore a dataset in a browser or publish your dataset so that others can explore and download your data? If so, try Datasette.

Below is how the website for your data will look like after publishing it with Datasette.

Before digging into the article, you can try to explore the FiveThirtyEight’s Hate Crimes dataset using Datasette first.

What is Datasette?

Datasette is a tool for exploring your data in a web browser and publishing it as an interactive website.

To install Datasette, type:

pip install datasette

If this doesn’t work for you, find other ways to install Datasette here.

To visualize data in the website using Vega, type:

pip install datasette-vega

Since Datasette uses SQLite, we will also install sqlite-utils to manipulate SQLite databases.

pip install sqlite-utils

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Introduction to Datasette: Explore and Publish Your Data in One Line of Code