economy

About yield curve, summer 2019, part 1

It’s summer 2019, the so called “yield curve” inversion is on the news, a great (as usual) nytimes inforgraphics is explaining what is at stake, to make it short, it’s about prediction of economic future. The objective of these two posts is to replicate these visuals and to extend to other countries such as France. Inspiration As per NY Times, in A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve :

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Web-scraping of weather data with rvest package

We have a project aiming at Air Quality Predictions (see other posts on the same topic) from past air quality data and weather conditions. In a previous post we have downloaded air quality data for Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenyang and Paris. In this post we will get the associated weather data using web scrapping. There are several options for weather report website providing historical hourly data for weather station :

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GDP Growth and Chinese new year fireworks

Winter 2016 - For the first time ever, the city of Shanghai (and probably of Nanjing) entered the year of the monkey with a very quiet night. For safety and environmental reasons, the usual fireworks and firecrackers hysteria was forbidden downtown by the local government. (read the full story This is a very big cultural change which was implemented very strictly. Fireworks and other noisy traditional firecrackers are used for important events in China, such as weddings, opening of shops or companies and lunar new year celebrations.

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