qData is the central package in an ecosystem of packages aimed at collecting, connecting and correcting network data across issue-domains of global governance.

Why qData?

qData offers users a way to access all of the tested data in the ecosystem in so-called ‘qPackages’, and use this data in their analyses of global governance. A special advantage of such qdata is that it is not ‘opinionated’, in the sense of offering a single, supposedly authoritative version of global governance events, but instead holds many well-regarded datasets together in three-dimensional ‘datacubes’. The chief advantage of this for global governance researchers is that it enables a quick and easy way to check the robustness of their results to different formulations of the study population or concept specification. The ‘datacube’ structure is requiring specific coding system for the variables across the datasets. For more details on that, please see the vignette.

Downloading and installing qData

The development version of the package qData can be downloaded from GitHub.

# install.packages("remotes")
remotes::install_github("globalgov/qData")

Available qPackages

qData connects users to other packages that help fill global governance researchers’ data needs. The get_packages() function can be used to discover which packages are currently available.

## Warning: package 'tibble' was built under R version 4.0.5
## Warning: All formats failed to parse. No formats found.

## # A tibble: 4 x 6
##   name     full_name         
##   <chr>    <chr>             
## 1 qCreate  globalgov/qCreate 
## 2 qData    globalgov/qData   
## 3 qEnviron globalgov/qEnviron
## 4 qStates  globalgov/qStates 
##   description                                             installed latest    
##   <chr>                                                   <chr>     <chr>     
## 1 Support for creating new qPackages                      0.0.1     Unreleased
## 2 An R portal for ensembled global governance data        0.4.0     0.3.5     
## 3 qPackage for ensembled data on environmental agreements 0.0.2     0.0.2     
## 4 qPackage for ensembled data on sovereign states         0.0.3     0.0.3     
##   updated   
##   <date>    
## 1 NA        
## 2 NA        
## 3 NA        
## 4 NA

Please see the website for more information about how to use qData.

Contributing to the qVerse

For more information for developers and data contributors to qPackages, please see {qCreate} the website.