A Dataset is a file that can be opened from a notebook, or which may be an output of a notebook. Common file types include:

  • TXT - plain text

  • CSV - comma-separated values

  • TSV - tab-delimited values

  • JSON - JavaScript Object Notation, a format to represent a nested data structure

  • YAML - “yet another markup language”, a variation of JSON that uses indentation instead of curly braces to represent nesting

  • XML - eXtensible Markup Language, another document-oriented format for nested data structures - popular before JSON

  • MD - Markup format for representing formatted text

  • Other - pretty much any file that can be read or written using Python

Importing a dataset

Similarly to notebooks, you can import a dataset by dragging-and-dropping a file onto the Project page. If it doesn’t have an ‘.ipynb’ extension, it will be treated as a dataset.

Alternatively, you can use the ‘Add new dataset' dialog, which is opened by clicking on the ‘Add’ button at the top of the Datasets section on the Project page.

Enter an appropriate name and description, and click ‘Choose file’ to select a data file from your local filesystem.

Any data file imported into the system or created from a Europa Notebook is saved to your Atlassian instance. (It is saved as an attachment to the Project.) Europa Notebooks does not persist your data on its servers. A dataset may be read into the memory of a Notebook Server to work on that dataset; however, the Notebook Server is destroyed at the end of your editing session. The only data saved is data written back to Atlassian using the AtlasFS library (Atlas File System).

Exploring a dataset

Clicking on a dataset link takes you to a detail page. Here you can see descriptive information, and, depending on the file type, access exploratory tools and summary statistics.

Tabular files such as CSV and TSV can be explored using the Data Explorer.

The Data Explorer shows a table by default. The table view supports filtering, sorting, and pagination through the dataset. On the right-hand side are controls to access graphical views of the data.

Summary statistics for each column is also available for tabular datasets.

The Data Explorer Tool changes based on file type. For example, nested file formats such as JSON, YAML, and XML show a tool to explore hierarchical relationships.

Edit dataset information

Dataset information such as name and description can be edited using the Dialog opened from the ‘Edit’ button, or inline by clicking on the title or description.

For example, clicking on the description opens an edit control to update the description. To save, click the “check-mark” button, or to cancel without saving changes, click the close ('X') button.

Delete a dataset

To delete a dataset, from the detail page, click on the ‘Delete’ button. You will be asked to confirm this action before deletion, with an opportunity to cancel out.