Download, slice, and normalize GDELT data

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Description

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.

Details

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.

Author(s)

Stephen R. Haptonstahl srh@haptonstahl.org
Thomas Scherer tscherer@princeton.edu
Oskar N.T. Thoms othoms@princeton.edu
Patrick Wheatley pvwheatley@gmail.com

Maintainer: Stephen R. Haptonstahl srh@haptonstahl.org

References

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