Data Sets for Historians
These sample data sets are intended for historians
learning R. They include population, institutional, religious,
military, and prosopographical data suitable for mapping,
quantitative analysis, and network analysis.
historydata: datasets for historians
This R package contains datasets of interest to historians. It is primarily intended for pedagogic purposes in teaching historians how to use R.
You will have to install devtools to install this package from GitHub.
To list all the datasets in the package with their documentation:
library(historydata) help(package = historydata)
To load a dataset:
If you have a dataset that you think would be good for this package, feel free to contribute it. You can send the dataset via e-mail if you can provide a citation and guarantee that the data is available under an open license.
But it is much preferred that you contribute the dataset via a pull request. To add a dataset:
- Add the raw data and an R script to load and save it as an R data
.rdafile should be saved to
data-raw/sarna.Ras a model. Please try keeping the data tidy.
- Add the documentation using the Roxygen format to a file in the
R/sarna.Ras a model. Be sure to include a citation.
This project is released under the MIT License: http://lmullen.mit-license.org/
Functions in historydata
|us_state_populations||Populations of US states and territories, 1790-2010|
|catholic_dioceses||Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States, Canada, and Mexico|
|historydata||Datasets for historians|
|paulist_missions||Records of missions held by the Paulist Fathers, 1851--1893|
|early_colleges||Early colleges in the United States|
|sarna||Population estimates of American Jews|
|naval_promotions||Promotions of U.S. Navy officers, 1798-1849|
|us_national_population||Population of the United States, 1790-2010|
|judges||Federal judges in the United States of America|
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|License||MIT + file LICENSE|
|Packaged||2014-12-24 00:51:11 UTC; lmullen|
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