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Creating Data Packages in JavaScript

This tutorial will show you how to install the JavaScript libraries for working with Data Packages and JSON Table Schema, load a CSV file, infer its schema, and write a Tabular Data Package.

Setup

For this tutorial we will need dpm which is a library and command line manager for Data Packages.

Using Node Package Manager (npm), install dpm by entering the following into your command line: npm install datapackage -g

Creating a package

Now that a package has been created, create a directory for your project and use dpm init to get started with a new package. This creates a datapackage.json file in this directory.