I would like to download the Stack Overflow data for a data mining research project. I tried the SQL interface at data.stackexchange.com, but the downloading process was not obvious since the result of any SQL query is limited to 50,000 rows only.

Is there any efficient way to download the data?


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You can grab the latest data dump as well.

Note that these are basically in XML, so you will likely need to import it to your database of choice. Here are a couple links to help with that:

  • The data dump link seems to have expired. Any updated link, please? UPDATE: Ok, found this link dump. Feb 24, 2014 at 22:18
  • @CoderaPurpa Oh, right. Sorry 'bout that. Link updated.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Feb 24, 2014 at 22:27

Check this blog post, the Machine Learning Contest has a large dataset available for download.

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