Editing statistical data with gawk


The media rarely highlights data on population density, the average age of the population, life expectancy, and so on, making it difficult to compare outbreaks across countries. For example, Germany has a population density that is 10 times higher than Sweden, making more stringent measures to contain the pandemic necessary (recommending versus mandating masks).

If you are looking for a more nuanced view of the COVID-19 data than what you might find in the media, gawk scripts and a few shell commands let you evaluate COVID-19 data using the criteria you choose.

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