Jul 9, 2010

World Bank data plots

Couple of weeks ago, I was looking for interesting data sets to play with using R. I came across this post and got inspired to use World Bank data to extract interesting patterns/facts about developing countries. World Bank has 300+ World Development indicators on 200+ countries from 1960 to 2008.

I plotted BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) nations against USA.  Here are some plots on a few topics...

Economic Policy and External Debt



Education



Environment



Financial Sector



Health



Infrastructure



Labor



Private Sector



Public Sector



Science and Technology



Social Development



Urban Improvement

3 comments:

  1. Nice post. Thanks for the graphs!

    Shameless plug: http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/WDI/index.html

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  2. Nice series of plots.

    You could consider writing a function to download data using the WDI package mentioned by vincent and automatically produce some of the graphs. This would allow you to update the graphs with minimal effort down the line.

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  3. AnonymousJuly 18, 2010

    pretty pictures, where's the code?

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