MPs' (Partial) Expenses - July-December 2009 [via Guardian Datastore] - CSV Datastore Explorer

This is a quick demo of using the data published by the Guardian Datsatore as a database that can be interrogated via the Google visualization API.

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The following are the column headings from the spreadsheet...


Go fish...

Try out some visualisation queries here...


Select the columns from the list box (ctrl+click for multiple selections in IE, command+click on a Mac) or type the elements directly into the appropriate text box.


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Writing the Queries - A Few Hints...

Here are some quick tips on writing queries...
select inputwhere inputComments
* Display everything
B,C,I Display columns B, C and I
B,C,II=23083Display columns B, C and I for MPs claiming exactly 23083 in column 83
count(I)I=23083Count how many people claimed exactly 23083 in column I
B,C,II!=23083 order by Idisplay the people who did not claim exactly 23083 in column I and display them in increasing order of column I values
B,C,II!=23083 order by I descdisplay the people who did not claim exactly 23083 in column I and display them in decreasing order of column I values
B,C,D,E(C contains 'Joan' or C matches 'John')Select by name (case sensitive); 'matches' must match exactly, 'contains' is a free text search
*F<100000full details of everyone who claimed less than 100000 in column F
sum(I) Total claimed within column I
count(I) number of rows where there's a value in column I
count(I)where I>=0make sure we only count 'valid' rows.
sum(I)/count(I) Calculate the average amount claimed in column I
D,sum(I)I>=0 group by DFind out how much has been claimed by each party named in column D
D,sum(I)/count(I)I>=0 group by Dfor the total claimed by each party (column D), how much on average does each member of that party claim