Software Open Access
Sam Abbott; Joe Palmer; Kath Sherratt; Jonnie-Bevan; Richard Martin-Nielsen; hamishgibbs; Flavio Finger; Hugo Gruson; Sebastian Funk; Joel Hellewell; Paul Campbell; Richard Boyes; Patrick Barks; Maria; Haze Lee; joeHickson; Sophie Meakin
This release adds support for data sets from John Hopkins University and the Google open data project. Both of these sources aggregate a range of data at national and subnational levels. It also contains a range of small fixes and improvements to documentation. Finally, this release adds optional data processing which will be extended in future releases (contributions warmly welcomed).
Thanks to @joseph-palmer, @RichardMN, and @kathsherratt for contributions towards this release.New features
available_regionsmethod for all classes that shows level 1 regions with data available for the region of interest. This is of particular use when combined with the JHU or Google datasets where processing a large number of regions that are not required can take some time.
get_national_data(). This may also now be used to access lower level data from these sources but it may be better to instead use the classes directly or via
UK()has been improved to include both the dynamic data previously supported and the archive document now produced (by @kathsherratt).
UK()class have been expanded to better showcase the package functionality.
get_available_datasets()has been expanded with a focus on increasing the visibility of the underlying package structure.
CountryDataClass()has been expanded and improved.
pkgdowndocumentation to organise packages into appropriate subcategories.