Re: Novel data browser

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 16:36:20 -0700

Butler, Mark wrote:

> Hi team,
> I've just come across a novel data browser.
> Produced by Nesstar
> Basically if you look at their demo (best to look at the help / FAQ about
> how to browse, it took me some time to figure out) then you'll see it stores
> lots of numeric / statistical datasets. The browser lets you navigate the
> datasets, then lets manipulate the datasets in different ways.

does it work with Mozilla/Firebird? because I'm having trouble figuring
out how it is supposed to work, but I don't know if it's the crappy
usability concept or it's just broken.

> Its mainly aimed at social science communities, but I thought it was
> interesting because of the browsing paradigm, and because the data is quite
> heterogeneous. They use DDI metadata standard - see
> A similar system is being developed by the Harvard / MIT data center - see
> and see
> for a demo.
> It makes the raw XML metadata files available e.g.

kewl, that might be another dataset we want to add to the mix.

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
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