A command-line session showing repository creation, addition of a file, and decentralized synchronization
|Original author(s)||Max Ogden|
|Developer(s)||Dat Team and others|
|Initial release||4 June 2013|
13.11.3 / 11 July 2018
|Operating system||macOS, Linux|
|Type||Collaborative data tool|
|License||Revised BSD license|
Dat (//) is a data distribution tool with a version control feature for tracking changes and publishing data sets. It is primarily used for data-driven science, but it can be used to keep track of changes in any data set. As a distributed revision control system it is aimed at speed, simplicity, security, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows.
Dat was created by Max Ogden in 2013 to standardize the way data analysts collaborate on the changes they make to data sets. It is developed by the Dat Team through funding support from Code for Science, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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Dat development began in June 2013.
- "initial readme". Github. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
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- "initial readme · datproject/dat@4646792". GitHub. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
- "Technology & Data For Good". Code for Science & Society. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
- "Dat". Knight Foundation. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
- "Dat Grant". sloan.org. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 2014. Retrieved 2016-01-26.