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#This script was used to identify institutions for whom we had consecutive years of data,
#i.e. a group with data from 2008 and 2007 would be returned but a group with 2009 and 2007 data would be skipped
#as the goal of this script was to identify which groups could be backfilled with the more recent year of information.
import csv
def read(filename):
data = []
with open(filename, 'rU') as f:
f = csv.reader(f)
for row in f:
return data
# read file, remove headers
data = read('query_result.csv')
h = data.pop(0)
# indexes of the variables we're interested in
primary_key_index = 2
pub_year_index = 1
# create a list of only the primary keys
primary_keys = []
for row in data:
# get unique primary keys by performing set, then convert to a list
unique_keys = list(set(primary_keys))
# this is where we'll save our data
to_print = []
# for each primary key...
for primary_key in unique_keys:
# get all the rows of data that have this primary_key
matches = []
for row in data:
if row[primary_key_index] == primary_key:
# only continue if we matched more than one row of data
if len(matches) != 1:
# sort the list of matches by year
# reverse=True makes it sort descending
desc = sorted(matches, key=lambda row: int(row[pub_year_index]), reverse=True)
# enumerate is like a for loop, but it gives us both the index and the item in the list
for index, value in enumerate(desc):
# year_this is the current row of CSV data
year_this = desc[index]
# y1 is the actual year converted to int, ie 2009, 2010, etc.
y1 = int(year_this[pub_year_index])
# check if there's a year_next by comparing the current index + 1 with the length of the whole list
# basically making sure we're not on the last item in the list
if index + 1 < len(desc):
# year_next is the row, y2 is the year
year_next = desc[index+1]
y2 = int(year_next[pub_year_index])
# if the years are consecutive, add year_this to our list and continue (don't check year last)
if y1 - y2 == 1:
# check if there's a year_last by making sure index - 1 is not -1
# basically making sure we're not on the first item in the list
if index - 1 >= 0:
year_last = desc[index-1]
y3 = int(year_last[pub_year_index])
# if the years are consecutive, add them to our output list
# no need for a continue statement here, because it's the end of the loop
if y1 - y3 == -1:
with open('output.csv', 'wb') as f:
writer = csv.writer(f)