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andy dudfield
Government digital and data nerd. Responsible for the website. Used to do various webby things . Currently helping out at and
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andy dudfield 3h
On it goes. Thank you.
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andy dudfield 11h
So. You want to know about unemployment statistics. You could download an excel file from ONS here Or you can now also do something that I think is a little more interesting (thread)
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andy dudfield 9h
Replying to @elJukes
Hey - we don't have IMD in there just now (closest is the life expectancy data) Postcode look ups are something we are thinking about. The data needed is over here, as a CSV
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andy dudfield 11h
Replying to @mr_dudders
This is currently running as a Beta service for a handful of other ONS datasets and has a lot of room for improvements. Have a go and let us know what you think?
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andy dudfield 11h
Replying to @mr_dudders
and then finally, some sweet sweet consistent data "Feb-Apr 2018"}}, "metadata"{"Data_Marking":""}, "observation":"729118"}
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andy dudfield 11h
Replying to @mr_dudders
First - a little bit of ONS context for how this fits into the web - Then some codelists for the dimensions of the data we choose, to consistently show how our data is structured (or not)
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andy dudfield 11h
Replying to @mr_dudders
This means you end up with a call like this Lets see what comes back from that
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andy dudfield 11h
Replying to @mr_dudders
Then selecting that this is for the UK geography=K02000001 and some specifics of this data unitofmeasure=levels economicstatus=unemployed age=16-64 sex=men seasonaladjustment=non-seasonal-adjustment
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andy dudfield 11h
Replying to @mr_dudders
next we have some options. First I am interested in a finding some number, so lets declare we are looking for an observation observations? and I want to make a timeseries, so lets wildcard time time=*
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andy dudfield 11h
Replying to @mr_dudders
You can construct an API call and start dealing with some machine readable formats. Lets take a look at what a question could look like. First we use a new API to find the right version. Currently we just have one, so that is easy
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andy dudfield 11h
So. You want to know about unemployment statistics. You could download an excel file from ONS here Or you can now also do something that I think is a little more interesting (thread)
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andy dudfield Jun 18
Múm playing 'yesterday was dramatic - today is ok' in full is such an excellent idea.
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andy dudfield Jun 17
Jo is sharing a range of links for the great content is putting on around Digital Leaders Week. Would recommend getting involved
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andy dudfield Jun 17
Replying to @paulbarnett1
My working theory is it was a complex set up to allow you, for the first time, to tell your story. I am very greatful
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andy dudfield Jun 16
Replying to @SophieWarnes
It was three hours long. The opening questions was 'if I believe in god, does god believe in me' (fine). This was swiftly followed by a adult human asking the actual Nick Cave 'what's occurin?'. This might be the lowest point of humanity so far.
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andy dudfield Jun 16
I saw Nick Cave play & do a Q&A The songs were astonishing. He played Palaces Of Montezuma, Brompton Oratory & covered Avalanche. The sheer level of charisma and confidence to say to a crowd that size, 'ask me anything' was incredible. The questions though, were often awful
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andy dudfield Jun 14
Librarians give us power (I think this series from Silver is really really good)
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andy dudfield Jun 14
Replying to @NeilCocker
This is very good thinking (and all very true) It is a different topic, but the skills drain and lack or knowledge recycling seems to be at all points/levels in the ecosystem as well.
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Neil Cocker Jun 14
I'm worried about the future of tech in Cardiff. I think we have a couple of SERIOUS barriers to significant long term success. And unless they're fixed, we're going to continue to lag behind our "competitor" cities. THREAD (sorry, not sorry)
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andy dudfield Jun 13
This was new to me today. I like the (sort of)verbs(ish) Explore, Map, Compare and Download.
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