A big thank-you to the members that generously contribute public data to Quantified Flu! 💖
Please give back! Public data helps others develop analyses and data visualizations. Please consider sharing those in turn; we would love to share what you learned (and potential improvements to visualizations!) with members of Quantified Flu.
Respect privacy & follow our guidelines. This data is shared with random identifiers, and we expect you to follow Open Humans guidelines for public data use.
Retrospective analyses are analyse of wearable data (e.g. heartrate, temperature) relative to a past sickness event reported by an individual.
Symptom tracking logs
Symptom racking logs record ongoing self-tracking via survey of the symptoms an individual experiences, including "no symptom" reports as well as symptoms of illness.
How-to access & download the data
We have data available for anyone that might want to try creating and sharing visualizations! If you create visualization code, we'd love to share with others – we have a system for sharing notebooks for Python & R. And JS visualizations could be added to the site itself!
There are two basic types of data:
- data around retrospective events
- data around ongoing symptom reports
Both of these are available in JSON and CSV formats.
List of all available data
JSON is available for that provides the paths for all public data:
- retrospective events:
- symptom reports:
The same public data is visible (& human readable) through the buttons on top of this page.
Once you click through to any of the retrospective or symptom reports you can add
.csv to the URL to get associated data.
These are provided according to event ID, e.g. for event
Example of data from ongoing symptom report
These are provided according to an individuals random identifier, e.g. for participant
Downloading data files to your local directory
Hopefully the above information is enough to see how to get files manually, but we appreciate you might want something easier for a bulk download. If you have a unix-like command line, you might try the following:
wget -O - http://quantifiedflu.org/retrospective/public.json | sed 's/,/,\n/g' | egrep -o "/retrospective/event/[0-9]+.csv" | while read i; do wget https://quantifiedflu.org$i; done;
Ongoing symptom tracking data:
wget -O - http://quantifiedflu.org/report/public.json | sed 's/,/,\n/g' | egrep -o "/report/list/member/[0-9]+.csv" | while read i; do wget https://quantifiedflu.org$i; done;