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%config InlineBackend.figure_formats = ['svg']
import oscovida as ov
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Overview function explained

The most important function of oscovida package is overview. It takes the following parameters:

  1. country — a country to analyse (mandatory, str);
  2. region — a region of the country (optional, str);
  3. subregion — a subregion of the country (optional, str);
  4. savefig — whether to save a sigure (optional, bool, default is False);
  5. dates — a range of dates in a format "2020-05-15:2020-10-20"
  6. weeks — how many last weeks to show (optional, int, default is zero, which means "all").

The function returns a triple: (pyplot graph, a pandas series for cases, a pandas series for deaths).

This function provides six graphs:

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Let's see how exactly we obtain all these graphs.

Under the hood we

  • retrieve the data with get_country_data() function (see the tutorial)
  • then we optionally narrow the time range using either weeks=N for the last N weeks or dates="2020-05-01:2020-10-01" for the specific range of dates. Note that one cannot use both dates and weeks together.
  • finally, we feed this data for cases and deaths to a set of plotting functions:
    • plot_time_step for total numbers (plot 1, see the tutorial)
    • plot_daily_change for daily changes (plots 2 and 3, see the tutorial)
    • plot_reproduction_number for R-value and the growth factor (plots 4 and 5, see the tutorial)
    • plot_doubling_time for the doubling times (plot 6, see the tutorial).

That's exactly how we fetch the data using weeks inside the overview function:

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country = "Iran"
weeks = 30
cases, deaths = ov.get_country_data(country)
cases = cases[- weeks * 7:]   # cut off unwanted data
deaths = deaths[- weeks * 7:] # cut off unwanted data

What we have in cases and deaths are Pandas time series: it is a sort of a two-row array with dates in one row and COVID cases / deaths in the other:

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2020-03-31     44605
2020-04-01     47593
2020-04-02     50468
2020-04-03     53183
2020-04-04     55743
2020-10-22    550757
2020-10-23    556891
2020-10-24    562705
2020-10-25    568896
2020-10-26    574856
Freq: D, Name: Iran cases, Length: 210, dtype: object

And here is the example with dates:

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country = "Germany"
dates = "2020-09-15:2020-10-25"
cases, deaths = ov.get_country_data(country, region)

date_start, date_end = dates.split(':')
cases = cases[date_start:date_end]
deaths = deaths[date_start:date_end]

ov.overview(country=country, region=region, dates=dates);

Other tutorials

You can find more tutorials here.