One of the primary jobs as a Data Archivist at DataMeet is to download and archive the data from the internet. Mostly from government websites. I usually use python scripts to download, scrape and clean the data. But sometimes, I just need to download many files and store them. I could still use python, but its an overkill. So here are some of the methods that I use.
Tagged: Firefox Addons
A browser is q sandboxed area where you can access, view, and manipulate the data. Somehow the ability to manipulate the data (website) locally; to suit users’ needs doesn’t get noticed much. This feature is a potent tool in the hands of capable users. The following addons will add to that users’ power.