R Dataset / Package mosaicData / Countries

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Countries

Description

A data frame containing country names as used by GapMinder and the maps package to facilitate converstion between the two.

Usage

data(Countries)


Format

A data frame with 258 observations on the following variables.

• worldmap region name http://mappinghacks.com/ data sets

• gapminder country name in GapMinder data sets

• maps region name in maps data sets

Details

The "countries" in the maps data include several other geographic regions (bodies of water, islands belonging to other countries, Hawaii, etc.) that are not countries. Furthermore, the maps countries do not include many of the countries that have been created since ca. 2000. The mapping is therefore many-to-many, and also includes some NAs when there is no appropriate mapping. Bodies of water in the maps data, for example, are not assigned a country in the GapMinder.

Examples

data(Countries)
subset(Countries, maps=="Yugoslavia")  # Where has Yugoslavia gone?
subset(Countries, is.na(gapminder))    # Things from maps with no GapMinder equivalent
subset(Countries, is.na(maps))         # Things from GapMinder with no maps equivalent

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Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.