Demo notebook

Integration of the CGE Outbreak Map in the IPython Notebook enviromentp

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This is a markdown cell

  • You can write easy markdown headers and notes like this
  • Or you can write html ike the jumbotron above. In the notebook, you can use the Bootstrap framework to have nice buttons etc. like the one below.
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$$E = mc^2$$

The purpose of this small demo is to explore integration of pre-existing browser-based visualization tools in the IPython-notebook enviroment

We will use the CGE Outbreak Map for visualization

Purpose of the demonstration:

  • Show the integration ready-made parts of other pipeline in the Ipython notebook enviroment
  • Show an easy to use, tweakable, easy to enhance pipeline

We will use flu samples now

  • There are very few samples!

First we should figure, how many flu samples are there?

I will build the url from the logical blocks:

  • the thing below is called a code cell, If you push Shift+Enter, or click the triangle at the menubar, the code will be executed
In [1]:
url_base='' #base for advanced search
url_query='query=\"tax_tree(11320)\"' #influenza A taxon and all subordinates (tree)
url_result='&result=sample' # looking for samples, they have location
url_count='&resultcount' # count the results

url=url_base+url_query+url_result+url_count #concatenate

print 'The url is:',url #print
The url is:"tax_tree(11320)"&result=sample&resultcount

Query the url, read the result back as a string

  • Actually you can also click on it, and you will be presented with the results int the browser
In [2]:
import urllib #python modules for url-s
url_res = urllib.urlopen(url).read()
print url_res
Number of results: 2,320
Time taken: 0 seconds

Now i will download the information associated with the samples

Build url again

In [3]:
url_display='&display=report' #report is the tab separated output
url_fields='&fields=accession,country,collection_date,host,location' #get accesion and location
url_limits='&offset=1&length='+str(n_samples) #get all the results

print 'The url is:',url
The url is:"tax_tree(11320)"&result=sample&display=report&fields=accession,country,collection_date,host,location&offset=1&length=2320

The result is a tab separated table

  • I will Download the table to a string
In [27]:
ena_flu_loco_page = urllib.urlopen(url).read()

Load the table into a pandas DataFrame

  • Pandas is a very useful library for data analysis in python
  • The DataFrame object is similar to R dataframes
In [48]:
import pandas as pd #pandas
from StringIO import StringIO #for reading string into pandas
ena_flu_loco_table = pd.read_csv(StringIO(ena_flu_loco_page),sep='\t')

Peek into the table

  • Unfortunately most of the values are missing (NaNs)
In [49]:
accession country collection_date host location
0 SAMD00018947 NaN NaN Homo sapiens NaN
1 SAMD00018948 NaN NaN Homo sapiens NaN
2 SAMEA1573029 NaN NaN NaN NaN
3 SAMEA1573030 NaN NaN NaN NaN
4 SAMEA1573031 NaN NaN NaN NaN

See how many geolocation, and time data is there?

In [51]:
print "The number of sample with geolocations,and date is: ",
print len(ena_flu_loco_table[
    (pd.isnull(ena_flu_loco_table['location']) == False) &
    (pd.isnull(ena_flu_loco_table['collection_date']) == False) ])
The number of sample with geolocations,and date is:  39

Get rid of samples with no geolocation

In [52]:
    (pd.isnull(ena_flu_loco_table['location']) == False) &
    (pd.isnull(ena_flu_loco_table['collection_date']) == False) ]

Parse the longitudes, longitudes, and date

  • The data is in a different format than the map will need read, so I need to convert is. (N,E,S,W) instead of negative values
  • double dates with '/' separation
In [54]:
def parse_lat(string_loc):
    loc_list=string_loc.split(' ')
    if (loc_list[1] =='N'):
        return float(loc_list[0])
    elif (loc_list[1] =='S'):
        return -float(loc_list[0])
def parse_lon(string_loc):
    loc_list=string_loc.split(' ')
    if (loc_list[3] =='E'):
        return float(loc_list[2])
    elif (loc_list[3] =='W'):
        return -float(loc_list[2])
ena_flu_loco_table['date']=[x.split('/')[0] for x in ena_flu_loco_table['collection_date']]


Peak into table

In [55]:
lat lon accession country date host
925 -39.4871 176.8210 SAMN01094185 New Zealand 2005-01-01 Mallard
926 -37.7498 176.4095 SAMN01094186 New Zealand 2004-01-01 Mallard
927 -39.4871 176.8210 SAMN01094187 New Zealand 2005-01-01 Mallard
928 -37.7498 176.4095 SAMN01094188 New Zealand 2005-01-01 Mallard
929 -37.7498 176.4095 SAMN01094189 New Zealand 2005-01-01 Mallard

Change table format to format accepted by CGE Outbreak Map

In [60]:
import pandas as pd


Write it out in json to a location where the map will read

  • have to overwrite existing file now!
  • Note If I you write over influenza data or ebola data, you need to write different format for date, or it will fail: Ebola: only year influenza: full date
In [61]:

Load the CGE Outbreak Map

  • The data we created is in the Demo Data /Influenza tab
In [62]:
from IPython.display import HTML
<div class="wrap">
    <iframe class="frame" src="index.html"></iframe>

wrap {
    width: 1px;
    height: 1px;
    padding: 0;
    overflow: hidden;
.frame {
    width: 1050px;
    height: 780px;
    border: 0;
    -ms-transform: scale(0.9);
    -moz-transform: scale(0.9);
    -o-transform: scale(0.9);
    -webkit-transform: scale(0.9);
    transform: scale(0.9);
    -ms-transform-origin: 0 0;
    -moz-transform-origin: 0 0;
    -o-transform-origin: 0 0;
    -webkit-transform-origin: 0 0;
    transform-origin: 0 0;


  • include taxon name search to be used with real taxon names
  • nicer iframe frame (no scrollbars)
  • dedicated user json input file
  • package the map for a show python command
  • had to change uppercase letters from the bitbucket version
  • ...