How to Run SQL Outside of This TextbookΒΆ

In this section, you learned some basic SQL commands to analyze large datasets. In the interactive version of this textbook, there was a SQL interpreter. However, when using SQL outside of the textbook, including in your project, you will need to run SQL somewhere else. In order to do this, there are many options. If you are using SQL for just this course, you can use an online interpreter, such as this one. When importing a .db file directly, select the File drop drown from the top left of the webpage and select Open DB to use your .db file.

Ultimately, if you plan on using SQL for more robust purposes, you will want to run SQL queries on your own machine. To do this, you will need to download a Database Engine and set up a Database Client. There are many options for database engines you can use. Some of the most popular ones are listed below. Each link takes you to the setup documentation for the database engine. Pick one that feels right to you and follow the instructions. If you would like more explanation as to which database engine you should use, read about a comparison of relational database management systems.

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