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September 15, 2014 2 minute read

Lists, Dashboards, and new Report features to simplify your SQL workflow

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Emily Ritter

Marketing

This week's new features are based on the insightful feedback from teams of data analysts using Mode to create and share SQL-based analyses with coworkers.

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September 10, 2014 2 minute read

Meet Mode at DataWeek

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Emily Ritter

Marketing

If you're heading to the DataWeek + APIWorld 2014 conference next week, we hope to meet you. You can track us down by attending one of the events listed below where we'll be speaking about Mode and our philosophy.

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August 21, 2014 2 minute read

Crowdsourcing Labor Day Adventures

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Emily Ritter

Marketing

With just over a week left before we put our white pants away (or not—who does that?), we teamed up with our friends at CrowdFlower to start building a map of outdoorsy adventures we could do this Labor Day in state and national parks across the country.

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August 14, 2014 2 minute read

Say Hello to Mode's Public Table API!

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Josh Ferguson

Chief Architect

The public table API makes it easier to get your datasets into Mode using scripts written in languages like Python, Ruby, and R. Data uploaded through the API is available as tables in our public PostgreSQL data warehouse.

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July 23, 2014 15 minute read

Five Public Datasets, and Lots of Ideas for Exploring Them

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Benn Stancil

President & Co-founder

The world is full of interesting datasets. But even though data is increasingly accessible, it's sometimes hard think up an interesting problem to analyze. Maybe there are just too many possible questions, maybe it's a pain to set up analytical tools, or maybe it's just too easy to get distracted by animal GIFs.

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July 8, 2014 3 minute read

A New Way to Learn SQL—and Five Reasons to Start Now

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Benn Stancil

President & Co-founder

Several years ago, I made the jump from being an Washington, D.C. policy analyst to a data analyst at a San Francisco tech company. Prior to making the transition, I didn't see value in learning SQL. I analyzed data day in and day out, but found little reason to leave Excel.

Learning SQL changed my perspective on the how to analyze data. Here are five of the biggest reasons why, which I've learned apply to all sorts of people who ask questions of data:

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