A blog about data analysis using R related to natural catastrophes, insurance and climate.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Updates to R package emdatr: More than 21000 Natural Disasters since 1900
The International Disaster Database, EMDAT databasefrom the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED,
Belgium) is often used as a reference for losses on human life and
property resulting from select natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the emdatr package is to improve the EMDAT database by promoting
its use, shedding light on its limitations, and making analysis of the
data easier using R Major updates in emdatr v0.3:
Latest data from EMDAT has been included, additional data on loss 'normalization' also updated when available.
Vignette has been changed from a PDF to a markdown document.