R package to download data from the WID.world database
This package downloads data from the online World Wealth and Income Database (WID.world) directly into R. The World Wealth and Income Database is an extensive source on the historical evolution of the distribution of income and wealth both within and between countries. It relies on the combined effort of an international network of over a hundred researchers covering more than seventy countries from all continents.
The package is not yet available on CRAN. But you can install the development version by typing:
The package exports a single function
?download_wid for help.
vignette("wid-demo"), or click here for a demonstration
of the package.