# Impact of socio-economic determinants on the speed of epidemic diseases.

# Introduction

This ebook is the online supplementary materials for the article titled “*Impact of socio-economic determinants on the speed of epidemic diseases. A comparative analysis*”.

The document is divided in three parts. The first part provides the codes for downloading the data (Chapter 1). The second part provides the codes for estimating the parameters of a generalized phenomenological Richards model by nonlinear least squares (NLS) method (Chapter 2). Lastly, the third part presents the codes that explain the heterogeneity of the epidemic parameters using socioeconomic variables (Chapters 3, 4, and 5).