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Sam Abbott; Joe Palmer; Kath Sherratt; Jonnie-Bevan; Richard Martin-Nielsen; hamishgibbs; Flavio Finger; Hugo Gruson; Sebastian Funk; Joel Hellewell; Paul Campbell; Richard Boyes; Patrick Barks; Maria; Haze Lee; joeHickson; Sophie Meakin
In this release
covidregionaldata has been substantially retooled to be more robust, and to handle data in a more transparent way. Adding new data sets and functionality has also been made more streamlined. As this update is a substantial package refactor some breaking changes may be been inadvertently introduced. If requiring the old behaviour please install
firstname.lastname@example.org from GitHub.
Thanks to @joseph-palmer, @RichardMN, and @kathsherratt for major contributions to this release. Thanks to @RichardMN for volunteering his time.New features
step = TRUEargument in
get_national_data()now use R6 method dispatch. This is an internal change and so should have minimal user impact for users of the
get_functions. However, all datasets are now available to be used as R6 methods (see
get_available_datasets) which may allow for more modular use cases. These classes can also be initialised using
initialise_dataclass()which is used internally by both
get_info_covidregionaldata()to view available data.
get_interventions_data()is deprecated. These data no longer update as of December 2020. Check for alternatives at https://supertracker.spi.ox.ac.uk/policy-trackers/
get_linelistis deprecated. Linelist stopped updating June 2020. Up to date linelist data are now behind a login: access at https://global.health/. We are working on a solution for accessing with
get_available_datasets()now return an origin column rather than a country column and a type column rather than a get_data_function to better reflect the types of data supported.