Visualizing COVID19 with interactive programming
March 8, 2020 7:19 AM   Subscribe

Visualizing COVID19 with interactive programming
I wanted to better understand the COVID-19 situation, so I found some open data, wrote some programs to create bar charts and choropleth maps, open-sourced the code, and blogged about it.

The programming language Clojure uses a classic method of direct interaction with code called a read-eval-print-loop, or REPL. This approach to coding gives you immediate feedback as you create your program, which is an especially nice way to dynamically analyze or visualize data. The article shows some results and explains how I got them, but more importantly comes with a repository of code that (with a little setup) you can clone and run with your own REPL to ask the data your own questions.
Role: programmer & writer
posted by daveliepmann (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Nicely done. I appreciate the correction about misleading color scales.
posted by Nelson at 9:04 AM on March 10, 2020

Thanks. On a similar note, after reading Lisa Charlotte Rost, I felt some regret for not incorporating recoveries as well.
posted by daveliepmann at 9:12 AM on March 10, 2020

Thanks for introducing me to VEGA!
posted by gregglind at 8:59 AM on March 23, 2020

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