This is an R package that provides versioned time series data for COVID-19 from the JHU data repository at https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19/tree/master/csse_covid_19_data/csse_covid_19_time_series.
Installation and Updating Data
For this package to be useful, you will need to clone it and install it from your local copy after you have updated the data.
To clone the repository, in a terminal you can run
git clone https://github.com/reichlab/covidData.git
You will need R 3.x or 4.x
We recommend using
make to simplify the updating of data. However, some Windows operating systems do not allow for easy use of the command
make, so manual installation should be used if
make does not work.
make, you must complete the following steps once you have cloned the repository:
- In a terminal/shell window, navigate to
make all. (This runs the steps below.)
Note: If you want to only download the most recent JHU data files, for step 2. instead run
If make does not work for you, you may run the following steps by hand. To update the data, please:
- Clone the repository. If you have previously installed covidData from an existing local clone, pull any updates to the package by running
git pull origin masterfrom the terminal, with the repository folder as your working directory.
R CMD INSTALL covidDatafrom the terminal
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