I’ve got a vision for Comma Chameleon and I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Comma Chameleon - a desktop CSV editor to describe, validate and share usable data
With Comma Chameleon open data producers can:
- create new tabular data from scratch or from a template
- open data from a CSV or Microsoft Excel file
- open multiple related data tables from a Data Package
- edit data and automatically correct common problems
Using data from any of these sources, you can:
The schema enables you to:
- validate the whole table at once
- validate a column at a time
- validate data as you type
Once the data is described and validated, you can share the data using Comma Chameleon to:
Open data consumers can use published data packages to:
- view the data structure (the schema) to help determine if the data is fit for their purpose
- download the data together with its metadata in a single file
- use a suite of tools to work with the data
Comma Chameleon is free and runs on Windows, MacOS and Linux desktops. Updates are released on comma-chameleon.io and are also available in the Apple App Store and Microsoft Windows Store.
As a open data producer or consumer, would you find these changes to Comma Chameleon useful? Are there other features you would include?
Here’s the back story…