Monthly Archives: April 2014

Graph Database – project Tycho part 4

The process of loading the database is slow. I’ll need to determine how to use the batch loader before I can utilize all of the data. Looking at the data on my laptop was interesting but wanting to share this … Continue reading

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Graph Database – project Tycho part 3

With the data in files by state it is time to create and fill the database. Again I went with Python since it was simple to connect using REST. The first step was to determine the nodes and relationships. As … Continue reading

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Graph Database – project Tycho part 2

Retrieve the data. The Tycho project supplies a REST interface to query various data. An API Key is required to access the data. One of the first queries is a list of the diseases in the set. http://www.tycho.pitt.edu/api/diseases?apikey=APIKEY. The result … Continue reading

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Graph Database – project Tycho

In the Fall of 2013 the University of Pittsburgh published a great store of public health data. The data includes cases (and deaths)  of reported  diseases for the United States as far back as 1888. Events: cases and deaths Diseases: 47 Locations: 50 states, and 1287 cities … Continue reading

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