Fathom Data Links

Collections of Data Sets*

UK Census at School Project offers data from UK school children collated by the Royal Statistical Society.

DASL (pronounced "dazzle") is a well-known online library of data sets and stories that illustrate the use of basic statistics methods. These import into Fathom beautifully.

ozDASL (Australia & New Zealand Data & Story Library) is a library of data sets and associated stories. It is intended as a resource for teachers of statistics in Australia and New Zealand, and emphasis is given to data sets with an Australasian context. Some of these import into Fathom flawlessly; others require a bit of munging.

The Quantitative Environmental Learning Project has a growing collection of data sets regarding the environment, broken down by environmental or by math topics. Nice, relatively current data (over 50 collections as of 3/01).

Tim Erickson's "Data Zoo." This is the page where you can find some of the data we use in our science project. It may also be of interest to stats teachers, especially where you teach about linear and nonlinear models. (Tim is one of the designers of Fathom and is our "curriculum guy" so all of the data on this page, now and in the future, are guaranteed Fathomable.)

Data Services page of the U.S. Naval Observatory "Sun and Moon rise and set times, Moon phases, eclipses, seasons, positions of solar system objects, and other data." You may have to copy & paste the data into a Fathom collection, rather than importing by dragging, but it's a pretty cool site!

Here's a page that has data on planets found around other suns. They seem to keep updating this site, so when you hear of yet more planets found, you can probably find them here.

Seven small data sets (go to the "descriptions" to import into Fathom, not the "data files", which are for MiniTab import, to access these collections from New Zealand.

The data archive for the Journal of Statistics Education. Import the .dat files into Fathom, then go to the .txt file to copy/paste the documentation/explanations. You'll need to rename the attributes. (You'll probably also want to decode the values, which have all been given numeric values.)

Data sets used by Robert Gould, UCLA, in his course for high school statistics teachers. These import into Fathom beautifully.

A collection of data sets for precalculus for North Carolina School of Science and Math. Nice, mostly Fathomable data sets, with brief descriptions of topics, each is appropriate for fitting lines and curves. (Rather than going to a page with the actual data, drag the text file link into Fathom to import.)

A page on the Gallup Poll Web site consisting of links to time series data—results of polls using the same question over time (such as presidential approval ratings).

Sportingnews.com has (mostly) Fathomable sports statistics. (Some data sets require some munging; some require copying and pasting.) Choose your sport, then follow the Stats link.

The Chance Data Site

Here are the data sets within Rex Boggs's Exploring Data site. You can copy and paste the tab-delimited versions of these collections into Fathom. While you're there, you may want to explore the rest of the site.

A collection of data sets, grouped by statistical technique, stored at Amherst. (Each data set has a data file and a separate link to documentation.)

Although you have to navigate to get to the data, check out the CensusAtSchool project to see data about students in the UK, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and New Zealand.

Statistics Canada offers lots of data, frequently updated, much of it very "Fathomable."

E-STAT, now free to all (not just Canadian) education sites. (There's a registration process before first use.) Tons of data on Canada and Canadians -- census data, surveys -- frequently updated. The site also has lesson plans and activity ideas.

StatLib at Carnegie Mellon University is a varied collection of data sets. Some import into Fathom very nicely, others need to be copied and pasted, and still others would take some work.

Download the files you need for Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data and Fathom from the Workshop Statistics Resource Center.

Sites with Links to Data Sets

List of data sources put together by Robin Lock, a statistician and faculty member in the Mathematics Department at St. Lawrence University.

From the University of Michigan Document Center, this site includes data on trade, agriculture, education, politics, health, science, and more.

Baseball statistics (beginning 1871!) from Sean Lahman's Web site, which includes player salary data.

"Live" Data Links

Each of the sites listed below contains raw data that changes regularly—from once a day to once a month.

Natural Phenomena

National Weather Data

Purdue Weather Processor

Solar Wind Data

USGS: Latest Earthquake Information

Northern California Earthquake Data Center

Social Phenomena

Statistics Canada main website with new Canadian stats released every work day at http://www.statcan.ca/start.html

Health indicators is a data product in the form of an electronic publication produced by Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information. It provides a set of indicators which measure the health of the Canadian population and the health care system. Health indicators are designed to provide comparable information at the health region and provincial/territorial level, and are based on standard definitions and methods.

CBS SportsLine—Major League Baseball Statistics

This Week's TV Ratings

World Pop Clock

Pop Clock Projections

U.S. National Debt Clock

Economic Phenomena

Statistics Canada Daily News - updates on the soecio-economic situation in Canada every work day with major releases on labour , inflation, GDP, international trade, etc. every month.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Home Page


*These links have been provided by Key Curriculum Press - the publishers of Fathom. Links to sites on external servers do not imply any endorsement by Key Curriculum Press or Chartwell-Yorke. Some of these links may be to commercial sites. Sites have been chosen that are managed in a professional manner.