Getting Started with Qri Desktop
Follow these steps to turn an ordinary CSV into a published & versioned Qri dataset.
② Create a new Qri dataset
Choose Create a Dataset to begin. You'll need to :
- Choose a CSV file to import
- Name the new dataset
- Select a directory for Qri to store the dataset's files
Click Create, and you're ready to go!
③ Add metadata
Qri datasets have Components. The data you imported now lives in the Body. Another component, Meta, is where you can add things like a title, description, and subject tags.
Good metadata will keep you organized and help others find, use, and understand your dataset.
④ Make your first Commit
You've imported raw data and added metadata, but your dataset isn't ready to share until you commit your changes.
Use the commit form to write a short message describing the changes you've made. e.g. "Created new dataset, added title and description".
This message is saved with the dataset, so anyone who works on it in the future will know what you contributed.
⑤ Publish your Dataset
Once you've made at least one commit, your dataset is ready to publish. Click the Publish button in Qri Desktop's header to share your dataset with the world!
Publishing will create a landing page for your dataset on qri.cloud. Others will be able to find your dataset and start using it on their own.