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What tools does CV recommend or provide for users to share their data?

My question is simply: What is the preferred way for CV users to share data? If there isn't one, I think there should be. For example, some users provide a link to an external data source. Others ...
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Are questions related to Big Data on topic here?

Questions which are problems faced when applying stats techniques to large(or big) data. A similar question for reference I know that theoretical questions about Big Data are on-topic here, as they ...
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Should the Open Data SE be linked to from the "On topic" help center page?

The Help Center has a page for What topics can I ask about here?. Part of it states: Questions about obtaining particular datasets are off-topic (they are too specialized). The GIS site welcomes ...
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Why is data collection listed as on topic, but a data collection question was closed as off topic?

After reading the third point (collecting data) on this list, I asked this question (What is the best way of collecting birth rate data?). My question is: why is "collecting data" listed as on topic, ...
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Not-a-particular dataset request – still not kosher?

I think I know the answer to this, but as a naive newbie I posted a plea for "some interesting datasets" for a particular purpose. I see the rule about asking for "a particular dataset", and I suppose ...
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"Questions about Datasets": Possible Exceptions?

By and large, I agree with the practice of closing questions which refer to specific datasets (Matt Parker very nicely summarizes the issue in his answer here). Nevertheless, it's undeniable that ...
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What's wrong with this question about datasets?

This question seeking example datasets was recently closed as off-topic. Per the FAQ, Questions about obtaining particular datasets are off-topic (they are too specialized). As I interpret ...
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What is a good place for "how/where do I get data on X" questions?

I am trying to figure out where the line is for acceptable questions about sources of data and what is the best way to deal with such questions. In my mind, this is a special case of data collection ...
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Suitable venue to help find specific statistical data?

Let's say I'm trying to find a particular statistic. For example, I want to find the equivalent of the Gini coefficient, but for taxation instead of income. Can that sort of question be asked here? ...
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