Features in Educational
Start a directory to collect some sample data. Those 2 files are interesting because:
- they can be used to test the "Change data file" tool
- their formatting is compatible with fixed-width (13 characters) and white-separated, with some whitespaces at the end to stress-test the datasource
- they provide some metadata (units + some context info) which we'll soon be able to make use of
We have to discuss on the list how we want to go about sample data. I think it makes no sense to include them all in the distributed files, otherwise their size will increase a lot. And as I think we need to compress them, we may run into platform issues. I have gzipped those, but extracting them under Windows may be a problem for some...
I am not even sure it is a good idea to include all sample files in svn, maybe some links are better. The ideal solution might be to have a collection of URLs and provide under Help->Tutorials->Get Data Files a small dialog where the user can select the files he wants and the destination folder. They would then be downloaded directly from the Internet. Or even more simple: we could put up a dedicated tarball on sf.net with all interesting samples files in .zip and .tar.gz format.