RKI Nowcast Data R-script

R-script to Calculate Covid-19 R Number Based on RKI Nowcast Data

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R-script to Calculate Covid-19 R Number Based on RKI Nowcast Data

The Robert Koch Institute in Germany is releasing the most current forecasting of infection rate development of SARS-CoV-2-cases using a tool they call “Nowcasting”. They have also released a paper in which they publish the R-code to download the most current data stored in an Excel file and to plot both, the R value itself and the 7-day R-value forecasting estimate.

I was running into trouble simply trying to run the code in my R set-up, so I made these scripts available for people, who were also struggling to plot the numbers themselves. There is a German and an English version. Hope you find it useful.

Joachim K. Rennstich
Joachim K. Rennstich
Professor International Social Work and Research Methods

My research interests include the development of digital capitalism, digital literacy and teaching-methodologies.