Project Description

In 1854, Dr. John Snow (no, not the Game of Thrones's character) used a pre-computer method of spatial analysis by mapping patterns and occurrences of cholera outbreaks in Soho, London. He mapped the deaths in the neighbourhood and determined that a vast majority occurred around one particular water well and that those that died used that well. It is not only one of the earliest use of data visualization, but by solving this problem, he also founded spatial analysis and modern epidemiology.

In this Python project, you will reanalyze the data and recreate John Snow's famous map. This project is designed to test your knowledge of pandas and Bokeh, which can be acquired in the following courses: pandas Foundations and Interactive Data Visualization with Bokeh.

Project Tasks

  • 1 Dr. John Snow
  • 2 Cholera attacks!
  • 3 You know nothing, John Snow!
  • 4 The Ghost Map
  • 5 It's the pump!
  • 6 You know nothing, John Snow! (again)
  • 7 The picture worth a thousand words
  • 8 John Snow's myth & Did we learn something?
Radovan Kavicky
Radovan Kavicky

President and Principal Data Scientist at GapData Institute

Radovan Kavicky is Macroeconomist (academically) and Data Science Consultant (professionally). He is President and Principal Data Scientist at GapData Institute and the founder of PyData Bratislava, R Practical Data Science and a mentor in the R for Data Science (#R4DS) online learning community. Find out more about Radovan on LinkedIn. You can also follow him on Twitter at @radovankavicky.

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