MPIDR Technical Report

Reading Human Fertility Database and Human Mortality Database data into R

MPIDR Technical Report TR-2015-004, 5 pages.
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (June 2015)


The features and usage of the HMDHFDplus package are demonstrated for reading data from the Human Mortality Database, the Human Fertility Database, and other similarly formatted sources directly from the database Websites into R.

Keywords: fertility, mortality
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.