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README.md

Look at Cook

A budget transparency visualization for Cook County, IL (Chicago's county) displaying all county departments broken down by fund and control officer from 1993 to 2017. Originally done as a collaboration with Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey.

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How to Re-Deploy

This code can be customized to visualize another data set. ####Data Prepatation The budget data can be in various forms (csv, google doc, google fusion table), but must adhere to a fixed format in order for the app to process it properly. Budget column headers include: Fund ID, Fund, Results Area, Department ID, Department, Short Title, Link to Website, Department Description, and Control Officer. Values for appropriations and expenditures must be broken down into a separate column for each year.

See examples of prepped data:

####Configuration

  1. Once the data is prepared, set dataSource in js/app.js to link up to your data.

If your budget data is in CSV form: Drop the csv file in the data folder, and set dataSource to the file path.

If your data is in a google doc: You will first need to publish the google doc to the web as a CSV. Then, set dataSource to the URL provided.

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  1. Next, set the following configuration variables at the top of js/app.js:
  • startYear
  • endYear
  • activeYear
  • municipalityName

Errors / bugs

If something is not behaving intuitively, it is a bug, and should be reported as an issue

You can also email info@datamade.us.

Note on patches/pull requests

  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.
  • Commit and send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.

Copyright

Copyright © 2019 DataMade (datamade.us), Derek Eder, Nick Rougeux and Open City. Released under the MIT License.

See LICENSE for details https://raw.githubusercontent.com/datamade/look-at-cook/master/LICENSE.md

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Explore Cook County's budget from 1993 to 2017 and learn how the money is being spent.

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