The CDC migrated to a new non-Flash portal and back-end APIs changed. This is a complete reimagining of the package and --- as such --- all your code is going to break. Please use GitHub issues to identify previous API functionality you would like ported over. There's a [release candidate for 0.5.2](https://github.com/hrbrmstr/cdcfluview/releases/tag/v0.5.2) which uses the old API but it likely to break in the near future given the changes to the hidden API. You can do what with `devtools::install_github("hrbrmstr/cdcfluview", ref="58c172b")`.
All folks providing feedback, code or suggestions will be added to the DESCRIPTION file. Please include how you would prefer to be cited in any issues you file.
If there's a particular data set from https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm that you want and that isn't in the package, please file it as an issue and be as specific as you can (screen shot if possible).
# :mask: cdcfluview
Retrieve U.S. Flu Season Data from the CDC FluView Portal
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains a portal <http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/fluview/fluportaldashboard.html> for accessing state, regional and national influenza statistics as well as Mortality Surveillance Data. The Flash interface makes it difficult and time-consuming to select and retrieve influenza data. This package provides functions to access the data provided by the portal's underlying API.
## What's Inside The Tin
The following functions are implemented:
- `agd_ipt`: Age Group Distribution of Influenza Positive Tests Reported by Public Health Laboratories
- `cdcfluview`: Tools to Work with the 'CDC' 'FluView' 'API'
- `cdc_coverage_map`: Retrieve CDC U.S. Coverage Map
- `geographic_spread`: State and Territorial Epidemiologists Reports of Geographic Spread of Influenza