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About the Integrated Data Service (IDS) : Available tooling

Overview

A graphic representing the types of tooling available in the Integrated Data Service

The Integrated Data Service (IDS) provides accredited analysts and researchers with a suite of analytical tools.

These are the analytical tools currently available in the IDS.

Undertaking analysis

Tools available now:

  • Google Vertex Notebooks (based on Jupyter) to write Python and R
  • Google BigQuery to query and manipulate data using Structured Query Language (SQL)

Coming soon:

  • Python coding through Integrated Development Environment (VSCode)
  • R coding through Integrated Development Environment (R-Studio)
  • Analysis using Google Sheets and plug-ins
  • Large scale analysis through Google Dataproc (Spark)

Managing code

Tools available now:

  • Source code through Git
  • Packages through Artifactory

Presenting outputs

Coding functionality through R and Python is available now.

Coming soon:

  • Data visualisation through Looker
  • Geospatial analysis through Google BigQuery geospatial capabilities

Email the Integrated Data Service (IDS) Customer Support team for more information at IDS.customer.support@ons.gov.uk (opens in a new tab)