September 13, 2023

Find the perfect dataset for your Data Science project 🎯

Let’s say that you need to find a dataset for a Data Science project. Perhaps this is a project for school, or a practice project to build up your portfolio and showcase your skills.

Where should you look? Here are 5 sources I recommend checking out:

πŸ“ˆ Kaggle Datasets

It’s fun to browse, and the upvoting system makes it easy to discover high-quality datasets. Also, its Data Explorer lets you see a preview of the raw data.

πŸ’Œ Data Is Plural

This is a fascinating weekly newsletter (since 2015!) that highlights β€œuseful/curious datasets.” Search its archive via a Google Sheet or web app.

πŸ“š Awesome Public Datasets

A gigantic list of high-quality datasets grouped into 30+ topics.


Open data from the US government. It’s huge, well-organized, and more interesting than you would think!

This is a great way to search for a dataset, especially if you already have a specific topic in mind. Also, the autocomplete feature is quite nice!

Want even more options?

Researcher Sebastian Raschka compiled a list of dataset repositories for Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

What did I miss?

Let me know in the comments section below if you have another great source for datasets!

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