I want to use the Stack Overflow database for a data classification project. How do I dump the Stack Overflow database?
You can download the data dump (produced monthly) at: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/category/cc-wiki-dump/
You will need a 7zip decompressor, XML parsing code, and probably a database to load the data into.
You may also be interested in http://data.stackexchange.com/ which has already done all this for you.
I just made a slow Python script to import the dump to a SQLite3 database.
It's designed to run on my RAMless netbook, so it doesn't make a single
COMMIT for all
INSERTs, but rather
INSERT. I'll make a fast RAM sucker version tomorrow.