[R] [R-pkgs] New package: epidata

Bob Rudis bob at rud.is
Thu Jan 12 12:28:08 CET 2017

Hey folks,

epidata — https://cran.r-project.org/package=epidata — hit CRAN a few
days ago. It provides tools to retrieve Economic Policy Institute data
library extracts from their "hidden"-but-well-conceived API, returning
pristine data frames.

EPI <http://www.epi.org/> provides researchers, media, and the public
with easily accessible, up-to-date, and comprehensive historical data
on the American labor force. It is compiled from Economic Policy
Institute analysis of [U.S.] government data sources.

It has data on wages, unemployment, inequality, and other economic
indicators over time and among demographic groups. Their data is
usually updated monthly.

Code (with extended examples in the README) is at:

Issues, enhancements (etc) are — as always — welcome.


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