I'm requesting data from a government body, and they asked me what format I want to receive the data in. This will be a table of about 400,000 rows and about 10 columns. My options are:
"comma or tab delimited ASCII, Microsoft Access database, Microsoft Excel file etc"
They also want to know the media by which I want to receive data. My options are:
"encrypted CD, DLT Tape, etc."
I'm used to working with JSON, and doing data analysis via Python and R. These data will have to remain confidential.