Data Planes

Here you can find data and reproducible code for some of my projects. Feel free to use the code as it is or modify (and improve) it for your own purposes.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you encounter any errors.


Executions in the US (data set containing historical data on 5,455 executions in the United States for the years 1801-1900)

#MeTwo (dehydrated Twitter data set containing approx. 160,000 tweets on the #MeTwo movement from summer 2018)

Renaissance Florence (data sets containing relational and attribute data on Florentine families for the years 1426-34)

Data visualizations

Airline flight routes (script for mapping airline routes using OpenFlights data combined with NASA's night lights images)

#TidyTuesday (collection of side projects to create some fun data viz)

Interactive dashboards

GitHub statistics (dashboard showing the Open Science MOOC's interactive collaboration network as well as repository statistics and user activities)

Project KillR (dashboard featuring data, statistics, and interactive visualizations on 576 serial killers from 51 countries for the years 1435-2013)

Open Science analyses

Collaboration networks, citations, & open access (code and data for analyzing bibliometric data on Open Science publications from Dimensions; work in progress)

Twitter follower analysis (Markdown replication script and data for analyzing the Open Science MOOC Twitter community)

Social media analyses

Reddit: Today I Learned (script for scraping, preprocessing, and mining user comments from the TIL subreddit)

Social activism on Twitter (Markdown document containing text and code for analyzing the development, key actors, and contents of the #We2 movement)

Viewer engagement on YouTube (replication code and materials for analyzing YouTube comments and video statistics on the Florida High School Shooting in February 2018)


datenguideR (R wrapper for the Datenguide GraphQL API to provide easy access to German regional statistics)

Spatial analyses

Aviation accidents (replication materials for mapping and analyzing crashes in Florida 2014 using point pattern analyses) [script slightly outdated]

Road accidents (script for geocoding, mapping, and analyzing crashes in South Australia 2016)

Spatial gravity models (replication materials for building dyadic data sets and conducting predictive spatial gravity analyses)

Web scraper

Amazon data (functions to retrieve product information for items in best seller lists and customer reviews for one or more products, with either product IDs/ASINs or URLs as input)

Aviation Safety Network (scraper for aviation accident data provided in the Aviation Safety Network database, covering the years 1919-2019)

Plane Crash Info (scraper for aviation accident data provided in the Plane Crash Info database, covering the years 1920-2019)