Typically, Data items are not usable without software; that is, they are not tables that you can read with your eye in your web browser.
The format of the data files is typically one of the following:
In addition, data files are often supplied in compressed formats such as zip.
Usually, these files are accompanied by documentation detailing the contents and layout of the data file. You need the documentation to use the data. Documentation may include one or more of the following:
For additional information about using data files, see one of these:
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