GDELTtools-package: Download, slice, and normalize GDELT data

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The GDELT data set is over 60 GB now and growing 100 MB a month. The number of source articles has increased over time and unevenly across countries. This package makes it easy to download a subset of that data, then normalize that data to facilitate valid timeseries analysis.


Package: GDELTtools
Type: Package
Version: 1.2
Date: 2014-02-17
License: MIT + file LICENSE

GetGDELT is used to download and subset data.

NormEventCounts takes the output from GetGDELT and normalizes the counts appropriately for conducting time series analysis.


Stephen R. Haptonstahl [email protected]
Thomas Scherer [email protected]
Oskar N.T. Thoms [email protected]
Patrick Wheatley [email protected]

Maintainer: Stephen R. Haptonstahl [email protected]


GDELT: Global Data on Events, Location and Tone, 1979-2012. Presented at the 2013 meeting of the International Studies Association in San Francisco, CA.

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