Frustrated by the lack of up-to-date information available on the European Parliament elections of 2019, we decided to create ee_stats.
ee_stats is a website using open data and programming to increase public knowledge about the European Parliament elections in 2019.
Our first project:
We wrote a software that provides an up-to-date projection of the seat distribution in the European parliament. This projection enables you to gauge the current political mood in the EU.
Our future projects:
We are planning to add new features like automated social media analysis, text analysis, or sentiment analysis as the European elections draw nearer.
We are mostly using the programming language R, a popular language among data scientists. R allows for data collection, data cleaning, data analysis and data visualisation. Note that we are not trained data scientists, but self-taught graduates in European affairs. See the free Book “R for Data Science” as an introduction. The data visualizations were made using TableauPublic a free software which enables the creation of interactive charts and maps.