emdatr: Global Disaster Losses from the EMDAT database Using R

The EMDAT database provides valuable information on human and financial losses from natural disasters around the world. Some of the issues with the EMDAT data are lack of entire data accessibility, static and inconsistent summary reports, and the lack of auxiliary financial and demographic data. The emdatr package addresses some of these issues. Data from EMDAT was downloaded via the web (http://www.emdat.be/database) and cleaned and enhanced. emdatr provides a sample of this cleaned and enhanced data. Also, emdatr provides functionality to access the entire cleaned and enhanced EMDAT data. The examples provided in the vignette demonstrate the functionality provided by emdatr. The goal of emdatr is to promote the use of EMDAT data, bring transparency to the data, shed light on the limitations of the data, and make the analysis of the data easier through the R language and the plethora of open source packages built around it.

Version: 0.2
Depends: R (≥ 3.0.2)
Imports: RCurl
Suggests: ggplot2, plyr
Published: 2014-05-13
Author: Gopi Goteti
Maintainer: Gopi Goteti <my.ration.shop at gmail.com>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: emdatr results


Reference manual: emdatr.pdf
Vignettes: Package Demo: emdatr
Package source: emdatr_0.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel: emdatr_0.2.zip, r-release: emdatr_0.2.zip, r-oldrel: emdatr_0.2.zip
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: emdatr_0.2.tgz, r-oldrel: emdatr_0.2.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: emdatr_0.2.tgz
Old sources: emdatr archive