Read a list of abbreviations of states and territories of the United States

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Description

Read the list of abbreviations of states and territories of the United States from the relevant Wikipedia article

Usage

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readUSstateAbbreviations(url.=
"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_abbreviations",
      clean=TRUE, Names=c('Name', 'Status', 'ISO', 'ANSI.letters',
          'ANSI.digits', 'USPS', 'USCG', 'Old.GPO', 'AP', 'Other') )

Arguments

url.

Universal resource locator to be read and processed to obtain the desired list

clean

logical: If TRUE, clean the data using subNonStandardCharacters and strsplit(x, "\[")

Names

names for the columns of the data matrix read; ignored with a warning if the lengths do not match

Details

Wrapper for readHTMLTable.

NOTE: readHTMLTable(url) returns a list of length 7, only one of which is the table we want. Moreover, that table contains some duplicates, which are removed by readUSstateAbbreviations. For example, 'NB' is an "Obsolete postal code" for Nebraska. If you need this, please consult the Wikipedia article.

Value

readUSstateAbbreviatons returns a data.frame from the table in the Wikipedia article on "List of U.S. state abbreviations".

Author(s)

Spencer Graves

See Also

getURL readHTMLTable make.names USstateAbbreviations

Examples

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if(!fda::CRAN()){
abbreviations <- readUSstateAbbreviations()
}

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