Updates to R package emdatr: More than 21000 Natural Disasters since 1900

May 5, 2015

(This article was first published on Nine Lives, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

The International Disaster Database, EMDAT database from the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED, Belgium) is often used as a reference for losses on human life and property resulting from select natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the emdatr package is to improve the EMDAT database by promoting its use, shedding light on its limitations, and making analysis of the data easier using R

Major updates in emdatr v0.3:

  • Latest data from EMDAT has been included, additional data on loss ‘normalization’ also updated when available.
  • Vignette has been changed from a PDF to a markdown document.

Here is the emdatr package home page on CRAN.

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