Scraping Austrian COVID19 Data with R

The Austrian government has made it very hard to obtain COVID19 data that can be compared over time. Initially the health ministry started with a website where the total number of cases and deaths were hand-edited into an html file two times a day. Later some regions were added. Some regions themselves started to independently report the number of positive tests for their districts (Bezirke), others explicitly refused to do this.

GIS PhD course

R Resources Ideally you should stick to one language and do everything - from cleaning data or solving a model numerically to (spatial) data analysis/econometrics - therein in order to reduce frictions and avoid copying around intermediate results. I am going to show you how to do this in R. Here is a good cross-language introductory programmers guide that is worth having a look at: Ristovska - Coding for Economists.