NEWS.mdfile to track changes to the package.
New functions are added which enable a very simple IO analysis. As an important milestone, an analytical solution comparable to the Eurostat manual, the German employment indicators are correctly calculated (see
README) * The
input_indicator_create() creates the indicators. * The
equation_solve() solves the basic input-output equations on real-life data, i.e. correctly prepared the two sides of the equation product- or industrywise. * The
multiplier_create() is a wrapper around the more general
equation_solve() * The
README contains examples to use this new functions. * Some new tests are added to the
testthat functions. * Further example data is added from Croatia, together with the
employment_aggregate() helper function to match SIOT data with non-conforming employment statistics. * There is a vignette called Working with Crotian Symmetric Input-Output Tables that shows some real-life uses. * Testing on Travis (ubuntu and OSX tests.)
The forthcoming update will rewrite and generalize some of the earlier functions. In particular, the following features will be available: * Handling 7 types of Eurostat tables, not only the current price table. * Closing off households, i.e. including endogenous demand for induced effects. * Guidelines to work with OECD mass downloader. * Some earlier functions are phased out, because they are successfully generalized. * The standard system.rda contains the metadata necessary to re-order the bulk files. This will require a lot of patient testing, and it can be always updated with new data sources.
At this point I will go with prepareing a release the table on CRAN. The current version builds without warnings or notes on Windows and Linux.
iotables 0.2 is moved to rOpenGov.
#Forthcoming 0.3 version For the 0.3 version the OECD downloader will work, too. The sysdata.rda has to be updated with correct metadata info for OECD bulk downloaded files.