Wiki Death Data
“You only live as long as the last person to remember you.” - Akecheta (Westworld)
Screencasts of the story as it is created.
Clone the repo and run
Individual steps below, or run
npm run download-year-pages
Download the HTML for the year event pages from wiki that contain a list of all notable deaths (2015-2018).
npm run parse-year-pages
Extract every person and their meta data from the event pages to create a single csv of all notable deaths from 2015-2018.
npm run get-wiki-pageviews
Use wiki pageviews api to get the daily pageviews for en.wikipedia.org so that we can calculate percent of traffic for each person and look into seasonality in the data.
npm run get-people-pageviews
Use the wiki pageviews api to get the daily pageviews for each person in our full list of notable deaths.
npm run bin
Bin each person's pageviews by multiple intervals (1 week, 72hrs, 48 hrs).
npm run stats
Calculates a bunch of summary statistics for each person (Must choose bin).
npm run filter-population
Reduces the data to people who satisfy some quantiative criteria.
npm run add-details
Gets more detail info on each person from wiki and custom spreadsheet.
npm run prepare-explore
Consolidates and optimizes data for visual exploration.
npm run prepare-web
Streamlines data for web presentation.