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Who can access : Skills required for using the service

To work with data in the Integrated Data Service (IDS) you will need to have experience with using open-source programming languages, such as Python and R for analysis.

You should be comfortable with using these to:

  • import and export data
  • manipulate data
  • perform analysis using code
  • create basic data visualisations

You should also be comfortable using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), such as JupyterLab or JupyterNotebook.

If you are not familiar with these languages, the Data Science Campus offers introductory R and Python training courses to government analysts (opens in a new tab) 

There are also courses on learning Python and R available through Codecademy (opens in a new tab) 

The service also uses GitHub for version control and to enable better collaboration.

As the IDS evolves and responds to the needs of our users, we may introduce new tools to help analysts and researchers work with their data efficiently.