I love finding big Excel tables, mostly because I hate manually creating sample data for testing. I’ve written about Contextures Sample Data. Then there’s the IRS Tax Statistics page that has many downloadable Excel files. The IRS tables aren’t always clean tables. Sometimes they are over-formatted, but they still work.
My latest find was a couple of tables used in the book Irrational Exuberance. Robert Shiller says:
# One can access an Excel file with the data set (used and described in the book) on stock prices, earnings, dividends and interest rates since 1871, updated.
# One can access an Excel file with the data set (used and described in the book) on home prices, building costs, population and interest rates since 1890, updated.
I haven’t read the book, but it sounds interesting.