class load_data(datafile, check_date=False, header='infer', calculate=True, **kwargs)[source]#

Load data for comparing to the model output, either from file or from a dataframe. Data is expected to be in wide format, with each row representing a year and columns for each variable by genotype/age/sex.

  • datafile (str/df) – if a string, the name of the file to load (either Excel or CSV); if a dataframe, use directly

  • start_year (int) – first year with data available

  • kwargs (dict) – passed to pd.read_excel()


pandas dataframe of the loaded data

Return type:

data (dataframe)