Datasets on Socrata portals feel like files rather than data.
Exploit cheap computers to study how the world works.Store everything. Anything can be counted. Numbers can be turned into anything. Boring work should be sent to robots. Get more data rather than tuning your model.
Data science about open data
Every view on Socrata has an "owner" and a "table author". What's an owner, and what's a table author?
What are Socrata's API limits?
I don't know, but they apply across all portals.
What must be true about the form fields?
With a some software, you have many different installations that might be able to communicate with each other.
With other software, a single web application runs everything.
(As I see it)Import data from various formats. Standard way of discovering datasets. Convert data to standard formats. Mark datasets as official in some sense.
But not a lot of analysis