Datasette for exploratory analysis

Your first step with any new data set should be to start exploring it. Datasette provides multiple tools for doing this.

Start browsing the data

Datasette's table interface lets you start scrolling through data straight away.

Screenshot of the table interface


Datasette automatically identifies columns with less than twenty unique values and gives you the option to facet by them - seeing the most common values, and selecting those to filter the set. This provides a powerful way to start spotting patterns in the data.

Screenshot of the facet interface


Plugins such as datasette-vega and datasette-cluster-map provide tools for interactively visualizing data directly within the Datasette interface.

Screenshot of datasette-cluster-map

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