countrycode R package

August 3, 2010
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(This article was first published on simon jackman's blog » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

I am digging this countrycode package in R I just found, written by a UM grad student Vincent Arel-Bundock. Very nice. Thanks!


countrycode("2","cown","iso3c")
[1] "USA"

It would be better if the package could handle failed matches a little more gracefully: e.g.,


> countrycode(c(2,730,818),"cown","iso3c")
[1] "USA"

when the user was expecting to get back a vector of length 3 (including, possibly, NAs when matches aren’t found). This just needs a little bit of care in the internals of the program, but otherwise this is a nice utility.

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