Published October 14, 2022 | Version v0.1.0
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vcgalpin/links-covid-curation: Initial release

  • 1. University of Edinburgh


Scottish COVID-19 Data Curation Interface

This Links prototype provides an interface to curate the weekly data available from National Records of Scotland.

It allows for the uploading of individual CSV files, adds new data to the database, and indicates when there are new values for existing data. It uses the temporal features of Links to provide valid-time information about fatality counts.

It also displays the data, as well as changes to the data, at three levels.

  • Individual counts (specified by the week and subcategory that the data applies to)
  • Grouped by week
  • Grouped by subcategory

It supports the answering of questions such as the following.

  • How do the Male and Female subcategories compare in terms of the change in fatalities?
  • How do the Male and Female subcategories compare in terms of number of updates to existing values?

Note that this is a prototype hence some functionality has not been implemented and not all buttons in the interface will respond. The CSV file uploading makes the assumption that uploads will occur in the order the files were originally released, and unexpected behaviour may occur for a different ordering of uploads. Additionally, the CSV files for upload which can be found in the data directory have been modified, and uploading the CSV files from the original site will result in errors.



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