There are many options available for data import and export with VIP
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Data can be loaded from local sources into VIP as CSV, text, Excel, or .vip project files
VIP currently supports loading remote data from many common databases, as well as from a URL and from any data source with an ODBC driver.
Spreadsheet View allows you to browse through a loaded dataset as a table, and allows you to make some modifications before beginning your analysis.
Projects allow you to save all the visualizations you created during a session plus your currently loaded datasets.