This is a periodic newsletter of the interesting things we’ve seen and what we are thinking about in open source policy analysis.

Tax-Cruncher and Tax-Calculator used for analysis of households under Joe Biden tax plan. From Richard Rubin: “An analysis by The Wall Street Journal and Kyle Pomerleau of the right-of-center American Enterprise Institute looks more narrowly at how the Biden tax plan would affect five sample households.” Link

Microdf project added to Policy Simulation Library (PSL). Max Ghenis from the UBI Center has introduced his microdf project to the PSL Catalog. Microdf is composed of analysis tools for working with survey microdata as pandas DataFrames. Link

Claremont McKenna professor releases a new web app based on The Economist election model. Professor Ric Fernholz and Dan Fernholz have released a new visualization of various election scenarios based on state-level outcomes. The data underlying the visualization is produced by a variant of the current election model from The Economist. Link

Open-source models of ocean wave dynamics. Ocean modelers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Miami have open sourced their wave models: the NOAA WAVEWATCH III and the University of Miami Wave Model. Both models are primarily used to simulate the dynamic evolution of ocean waves in a wide variety of environments, from still weather to hurricanes or typhoons. NOAA model, Miami model

Edited by Matt Jensen, Peter Metz, and Jacob Chuslo