This book assumes a basic understanding of the R language. If you like my style of pedagogy, you could try watching my introductory video lectures. Otherwise, review the R learning options at flowingdata.com.
lodown package depends on most of the packages used in this text, so these three lines should install many of the R packages presented here, including the
MonetDBLite R packages. Windows users may need to install the external software Rtools prior to installing
lodown from github.
install.packages( "devtools" , repos = "http://cran.rstudio.com/" ) library(devtools) install_github( "ajdamico/lodown" , dependencies = TRUE )
The larger datasets presented in this book rely on MonetDBLite by Dr. Hannes Muehleisen and the MonetDB Development Team, which typically completes SQL queries blazingly fast due to its columnar storage architecture and bulk query processing model.
convey package estimates measures of inequality, poverty and wellbeing. Guilherme Jacob, Dr. Djalma Pessoa, and I have written this book about inequality measurement with complex survey microdata to accompany the software.
install.packages( "convey" , repos = "http://cran.rstudio.com/" )
install.packages( "srvyr" , repos = "http://cran.rstudio.com/" )