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Working with CSV files [message #655245] Fri, 18 February 2011 14:22 Go to next message
Tom Schafer is currently offline Tom Schafer
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Registered: February 2011
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I am doubtlessly illustrating my ignorance here, but can someone please explain how the numbers derived from the CSV logger can be used to derive total case numbers for a given disease? At first glance, the tables seem straightforward, but when examined more closely, they make no sense. For example, when I examine the file for "total population - 0" that is at the national level for a run involving the United States, the initial number listed is 943211. Obviously, this is not the total population of the U.S. or anything like it. There are similar problems for numbers at the state and county level. Obviously, this leads me to doubt the incidence and fatality numbers. I am new to STEM, although not to epidemiology. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?
Re: Working with CSV files [message #655557 is a reply to message #655245] Mon, 21 February 2011 13:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stefan Edlund is currently offline Stefan Edlund
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Registered: July 2009
Location: IBM
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Hi Tom,

you're correct, the documentation on the log file was missing one essential piece of information, I added it to this page:

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Logging_Data_to_Files

"OBSERVE: The numbers in the log file are not aggregated, so if you are running a scenario down to admin level 2 (counties in US), the data in the log files for admin level 1 and 0 should not be used."

Also, I strongly recommend you run using the Runge Kutta integration before you start logging, since Finite Difference is only approximate.

Regards,
/ Stefan
Re: Working with CSV files [message #657441 is a reply to message #655245] Wed, 02 March 2011 14:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
James Kaufman is currently offline James Kaufman
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Tom,
Stefan and I have been investigating this.
The higher level nodes you were looking at reflect ONLY people in the airtransportation network. We don't log or aggregate the state data with the logger (the analysis perspective does this or you can use R or Matlab).
However, we agree the air transport data log is confusing. We will check in a fix.
Issue is resolved Re: Working with CSV files [message #657451 is a reply to message #655245] Wed, 02 March 2011 14:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
James Kaufman is currently offline James Kaufman
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Registered: July 2009
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Tom,
We checked in a fix to this.
The confusing data was in fact duplicate data as people in the air travel system were being double counted (really bad). The confusing high level nodes are no longer logged and there is no longer any double counting of people.
The fix is in the code base and will show up on the next regular build of STEM.
Re: Issue is resolved Re: Working with CSV files [message #662443 is a reply to message #657451] Wed, 30 March 2011 12:48 Go to previous message
James Kaufman is currently offline James Kaufman
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Registered: July 2009
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Tom,
One last thing - addressing your original question. The category in the log that should correspond to "case number" is always "incidence" in STEM.
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