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SARS-CoV-2 (“Corona”) Data Sources and APIs

Last update: 2020-04-01 You just have to write about something, and it changes. In this case, that’s pretty good 🙂 . So here’s a list of APIs and data sources for the CoV-2 pandemia. APIs: https://covid19api.com/ – the name says it all. Explicitly free. Data source: Johns Hopkins University https://coronavirus-tracker-api.herokuapp.com/ – an API for the […]

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SARS-CoV-2, a.k.a “Corona Virus”, pseudo “data science” and Twitter

Some terminology (taken from – who would have thought it – t-online.de) and background information: SARS-CoV-2 is the correct name of the virus. Everybody calls him “the Corona Virus” though, which is technically incorrect, cause there’s only the family of corona viruses – it’s a group, not a single one. COVID-19 is the name of […]

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Configure Python on Windows

All right, I have a Windows machine. It’s a PITA, but it’s here. And for some reason I started doing some Python testing on it. So this is how I managed to do it: Preparation: Install python with choco (choco install -y python) Run PowerShell as Administrator Execute Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted (we’ll see why in […]

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autohotkey

Under macOS I use TextExpander, under Windows there’s the fantastic AutoHotkey. One of the few softwares I can’t live without. This is my default configuration: ; ———- “auto reload” ———- FileGetTime ScriptStartModTime, %A_ScriptFullPath% SetTimer CheckReload, 1000, 0x7FFFFFFF ; ms & priority ; from here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/45488494 CheckReload() { global ScriptStartModTime FileGetTime curModTime, %A_ScriptFullPath% If (curModTime <> […]