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Re: st: NEW MODULE: wbdata - World Bank Data Bases


From   JP Azevedo <jp.statalist@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: NEW MODULE: wbdata - World Bank Data Bases
Date   Thu, 3 Feb 2011 16:46:04 -0500

thanks Andrew.
best, JP

On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Andrew Dyck <andrew@andrewdyck.com> wrote:
> Wow, this is fantastic. I had started writing a module to access the
> World Bank data API but I got hung up on how to get JSON or XML data
> into Stata. I didn't know that a csv option for the API was available
> but works much better than what I have so far.
>
> Good work!!
>
> Cheers,
> Andrew
>
> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 12:13 PM, JP Azevedo <jp.statalist@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks to Kit Baum a new Stata module is now avaiable for download from SSC.
>>
>> wbdata allows Stata users to download directly from within Stata over
>> 3,000 series of indicators from the World Bank databases, including:
>> Development Africa Development Indicators; Doing Business; Education
>> Statistics; Enterprise Surveys; Global Development Finance; Gender
>> Statistics; Health Nutrition and Population Statistics; International
>> Development Association - Results Measurement System; Millennium
>> Development Goals; World Development Indicators; Worldwide Governance
>> Indicators. These indicators include information from over 256
>> countries and regions, since 1960.
>>
>> The wbdata draws from the main World Bank collections of development
>> indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources.
>> It presents the most current and accurate global development data
>> available, and includes national, regional and global estimates. The
>> access to this databases is made possible by the World Bank's Open
>> Data Initiative (http://data.worldbank.org) which provide open full
>> access to World Bank databases.
>>
>> Among the main options, users can chose to display the data on either
>> long and wide format, download the labeles in three different
>> languages (english, spanish and french), and chose betwee following
>> download format: country  (all indicators for all years for a single
>> country), topic (all indicators within a specific topic, for all years
>> and all countries), and indicator  (all years for all countries for a
>> single indicator.a country, indicator and topic).
>>
>> I would like to dedicate this ado file to Dr Richard Sperling, who
>> asked us to support intelligent and well thought out public policies
>> that help those in society who are less fortunate than we are.
>> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2011-02/msg00062.html
>>
>> As usual comments and suggestions are most welcomed.
>>
>> for those insterested simply type: ssc install wbdata
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