This package contains the entire European Commission Annual macro-economic (AMECO) database in a format amenable to analysis in R.
The AMECO database was last updated: 3 May 2018.
The dataset is in a clean, long format:
library(dplyr) library(ameco) head(ameco)
Filtering with the
sub.chapter variable allows you to easily find the variable
ameco %>% filter(sub.chapter == "01 Population") %>% .$title %>% unique()
Being interested in the total population of a few countries, we can easily subset the data and plot the results:
library(ggplot2) ameco %>% dplyr::filter(title == "Total population", year == 2015, cntry %in% c("USA", "JPN", "DEU", "FRA", "ESP", "ITA")) %>% ggplot(aes(x = reorder(country, -value), y = value / 1000)) + geom_bar(stat = "identity") + theme_bw() + labs(x = NULL, y = "Population (millions)", title = "Total population")
This package is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, the European Commission. I aim to update it whenever the AMECO database is updated. If you ever see that it is out-of-date, don't hesitate to send a pull request and/or remind me to update it.
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