Using a preloaded public dataset will save you time in uploading and running your code, as public datasets are stored closer to the machine that executes your code.
Uploading a public dataset, or choosing to make your own dataset public, will make your research more accessible to the scientific community. Public datasets will not count against your storage quota, nor anyone else's. You can request this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and we encourage you to do so.
To use a public dataset in your compute capsule:
Click the Datasets button in the Data pane toolbar.
Find the dataset you'd like to work with and toggle the checkbox next to its name.
Click the Apply button. The dataset will then appear as another folder in
/data/Iris/iris.data. You can open the folder to browse and preview its contents. (Tip: to copy a file's path onto your clipboard, hover over it, select the arrow, and click 'Copy Path'.)