My September Data is Now Available for Download!

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self tracking quantified self data downloadA couple of weeks ago a small wellness startup from UK contacted me with request to share some of my self-tracking data. They are working on a presentation for potential investors, and are planning to include insights from my data as an example of how self-tracking could be used in public health programs. I was more than happy to oblige, not because of the vanity, but because it serves a great cause. It is for the same reason I also just approved unlimited access to my OpenPaths data to a couple of public research projects. And I am not going to stop there. After thorough considerations, I decided that from now on, I will be making some of my self-tracking data available for download, along with the detailed description of the variables that I tracked. My September data is now public and up for grabs, along with the data dictionary (both packed into a Zip file).

Out of total of about 50 variables that I was tracking last month, I am releasing about 30 (data for some other  traits, like “personal values”, will be described and released in later posts):

  • Sleep Quality (Body Media, Sleep Time app readings, and subjective assessment)
  • Caloric expenditure and intake
  • Steps taken and miles biked
  • Happiness measurements, taken in the morning, afternoon, and evening
  • Stress and mood measurements taken in the morning, afternoon, and evening
  • Physical and mental energy subjective measures, taken in the morning, afternoon, and evening
  • Entropy measure, measured in the morning, afternoon, and evening
  • Weight (daily) , body fat and flexibility (weekly) measurements

The data is absolutely FREE, but as a small token of appreciation, I ask you to send a tweet to your followers or post on Facebook (just click Pay with Tweet or Facebook button below). If you don’t follow me on Twitter yet, this is also a perfect time to do so! And don’t forget to like Measured Me on Facebook!

I suspect I am supposed to post some kind of disclaimer here, about how this data can and can not be used, but I have no idea what to say. If anyone has done this before, please advise? In the meantime, I kindly ask you to link to my blog if you (for some weird reasons) decide to analyze or visualize any of my data. Please feel free to drop me a note either in the comments to this post, or via Twitter or e-mail, if you have any questions!

PS I started crunching some of this data last week, and have some interesting insights that I will be sharing with you soon! Stay tuned 🙂

PPS It would be only fair to mention that the idea to make my data public was inspired by @statpumpkin. He has been releasing his personal quantified-self data on his MyYearOfData blog for a while now.

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3 Responses to My September Data is Now Available for Download!

  1. Eric Jain says:

    Is there a direct download link that doesn’t require giving access to my Twitter or Facebook profile?

  2. Hi Eric!
    Perhaps, you could “like” Measured Me on Facebook and I will send you the link? Just to be fair to those people who “paid” for data with tweet or Facebook post 🙂

  3. Eric Jain says:

    You’ve been liked 🙂

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