Where to find large data sets in Excel / PDF / etc. format
October 30, 2006 9:12 PM   Subscribe

Looking for statistical data of United States economy / consumption / production in Excel (or other) format to convert to XML

I'm looking to do some visualizations of U.S. economic consumption and production, and would need the final form to be in XML format for the software I am interested in using (Processing). I have looked around at sites like: Economic Research Services, but would like more options (other than farm-related).

Does anybody have any ideas?
posted by dvjtj to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
 
How about the Department of Commerce? (For instance, this)
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 9:29 PM on October 30, 2006


Another potential source is the Organization for Economic Development.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 9:30 PM on October 30, 2006


The US Census Bureau has a number of data tools.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:31 PM on October 30, 2006


2 great starts, thank you!
posted by dvjtj at 9:35 PM on October 30, 2006


Wow, great great...these places have not heard of Information Design, unfortunately.
posted by dvjtj at 9:39 PM on October 30, 2006


Here is what i bookmarked as useful data sets.. It also comes with a set of instructions on how to get more. Try it, you'll like it.
posted by ptm at 11:05 PM on October 30, 2006


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