The U.S. Census Bureau is the premier source of data about America’s people, places and economy. This makes the Bureau a natural source of information for data analysts. R programmers who start working with Census Data, however, often run into two problems:
Understanding what data the Census Bureau publishes.
Understanding what packages on CRAN are available to help with their project.
This document aims to help R programmers who are confronted with these problems. It has three parts:
Part 1: What the Census Bureau Provides
Part 2: How CRAN Can Help
Part 3: How to Learn More
Version 4 of the Militarized Interstate Dispute (MID) data collection compiled by the Correlates of War Project provides information about conflicts in which one or more states threaten, display, or use force against one or more other states between 1816 and 2010.
"The Atlas of Innovation for Economic Stability presents 63 examples of policy, program and technology innovations that promote economic stability for individuals, communities, firms and countries, with an emphasis on the welfare of poor and vulnerable people worldwide. "
Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.
We are a modern “museum” that helps making the world understandable, using the Internet.
"Platform that monitors the world's news media from nearly every corner of every country in print, broadcast, and web formats, in over 100 languages, every moment of every day and that stretches back to January 1, 1979 through present day, with daily updates."
The MACIMIDE Global Expatriate Dual Citizenship Dataset charts the rules that existed in near all states of the world since 1960 with regard to the loss or renunciation of citizenship after a citizen of a respective state voluntarily acquires the citizenship of another state.
The Dataset distinguishes between three basic rules (with some variations):
1. The voluntary acquisition of another citizenship leads to the loss of the citizenship of the country of origin.
2. The voluntary acquisition of another citizenship does not lead to the loss of the citizenship of the country of origin, but citizens have the possibility to voluntarily renounce their citizenship of origin.
3. The voluntary acquisition of another citizenship does not lead to the loss of the citizenship of the country of origin and citizens do not have the possibility to voluntarily renounce their citizenship of origin.
Download the Dataset and the Codebook: The most recent version of the dataset, all previous versions and a detailed codebook are available through the Harvard Dataverse Network
"This dataverse contains peer-reviewed spatial dataset on livestock distribution for applications in development, environment and health. It contains the most up to date version of GLW 3 for the reference year 2010 and the following species: cattle, sheep, goats, buffaloes, horses, pigs, chickens and ducks. The individual species datasets are available at global extent and 5 minutes of arc resolution (approx. 10 km at the equator)."
he HRSA Data Warehouse (HDW) allows users to interact with data in charts, tables/reports, maps, and tools. Visit the Data Sources and Refresh Dates page for more information about where rural health data is available in the HDW. These data sets include grants, rural area (2009 definition), and U.S./Mexico border area.
The Malaria Atlas Project aims to dissseminate free, accurate, and up-to-date geographical information on malaria and associated topics.
MAP obtains, curates, and shares a wide variety of malariometric data. These include malaria cases reported by surveillance systems, nationally representative cross-sectional surveys of parasite rate, and satellite imagery capturing global environmental conditions that influence malaria transmission.
Data downloads to Raster layer. Various dates. Time enabled data.
SEDAC, the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center, is one of the Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) in the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Focusing on human interactions in the environment, SEDAC has as its mission to develop and operate applications that support the integration of socioeconomic and earth science data and to serve as an "Information Gateway" between earth sciences and social sciences.
"The Nonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes (NAVCO) Data Project is a multi-level data collection effort that catalogues major nonviolent and violent resistance campaigns around the globe from 1900-2013."
GITHub repo and R Library of disease outbreaks for analysis.
This package compiles a series of publicly available disease outbreak data. Data can be provided as R objects (loaded automatically when loading the package), text files distributed alongside the package, or functions generating a dataset.
ResistoMap is an interactive visualization of the presence of genetic determinants conferring resistance to antibiotics, biocides and heavy metals in human gut microbiota. ResistoMap displays the data about more than 1600 published gut metagenomes of the world populations including healthy subjects and patients.
The Environmental Data Explorer is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. Its online database holds more than 500 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly as maps, graphs, data tables or download the data in different formats.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s International Data Base update provides demographic revisions for 23 countries. Ten of these countries are in sub-Saharan Africa, six are in Europe, and the rest are in the Middle East, North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.