NB: This was last updated on March 25, 2020.
Building Oregon COVID data I have a few days of data now. To rebuild it, I will have to use the waybackmachine. The files that I need to locate and follow updates to this page from Oregon’s OHA.
A Scraper Let me explain the logic for the scraper. NB: I had to rewrite it; the original versions of the website had three tables without data on hospitalizations.
Oregon COVID data I now have a few days of data. These data are current as of March 24, 2020. I will present the first version of these visualizations here and then move the auto-update to a different location. A messy first version of the scraping exercise is at the bottom of this post.
paste0("https://github.com/robertwwalker/rww-science/raw/master/content/R/COVID/data/OregonCOVID",Sys.Date(),".RData") ##  "https://github.com/robertwwalker/rww-science/raw/master/content/R/COVID/data/OregonCOVID2020-03-24.RData" load(url(paste0("https://github.com/robertwwalker/rww-science/raw/master/content/R/COVID/data/OregonCOVID",Sys.Date(),".RData"))) A base map Load the tigris library then grab the map as an sf object; there is a geom_sf that makes them easy to work with.
R to Import COVID Data library(tidyverse) library(gganimate) COVID.states <- read.csv(url("http://covidtracking.com/api/states/daily.csv")) COVID.states <- COVID.states %>% mutate(Date = as.Date(as.character(date), format = "%Y%m%d")) The Raw Testing Incidence I want to use patchwork to show the testing rate by state in the United States. Then I want to show where things currently stand. In both cases, a base-10 log is used on the number of tests.
tidyTuesday on the Carbon Footprint of Feeding the Planet The tidyTuesday for this week relies on data scraped from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. The blog post for obtaining the data can be found on r-tastic. The scraping exercise is nice and easy to follow and explored a case of cleaning up a very messy data structure. I took this exercise as practice for using pivot_wider and pivot_longer.
Trees in San Francisco This week’s data cover trees in San Francisco.
sf_trees <- readr::read_csv('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rfordatascience/tidytuesday/master/data/2020/2020-01-28/sf_trees.csv') library(tidyverse); library(ggmap); library(skimr) skim(sf_trees) Table 1: Data summary Name sf_trees Number of rows 192987 Number of columns 12 _______________________ Column type frequency: character 6 Date 1 numeric 5 ________________________ Group variables None Variable type: character
Mapping Points in R My goal is a streamlined and self-contained freeware map maker with points denoting addresses. It is a three step process that involves:
Get a map.
Geocode the addresses into latitude and longitude.
Combine the the two with a first map layer and a second layer on top that contains the points. From there, it is pretty easy to get fancy using ggplotly to put relevant text hovers into place.
Hashtag OKBoomer The generational banter that has followed the use of #OKBoomer reminded me of an interesting feature of US population data. I believe it to be true that Generation X has never and will never be the largest generation of Americans. There are tons of Millenials and Baby Boomers alike, though the rate of decline in the latter means that the former are about to surpass them. Or perhaps they have.
R Markdown There is detailed help for all that Markdown can do under Help in the RStudio. The key to it is knitting documents with the Knit button in the RStudio. If we use helpers like the R Commander, Radiant, or esquisse, we will need the R code implanted in the Markdown document in particular ways. I will use Markdown for everything. I even use a close relation of Markdown in my scholarly pursuits.