The US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website is a treasure trove of economic data. There are datasets on everything from the Consumer Price Index to how Americans spend their time. There’s so much there, in fact, that it can be a bit overwhelming to navigate.
This post provides a little guidance, based upon my experience using the site, and includes a function to pull BLS data directly into R. Read More
This post presents code to give the user a quick overview of a numeric variable with one function call. The code, which can easily be modified for your specific needs, currently includes information about the amount of missing data, mean and standard deviation (applicable when the distribution is normally distributed), median score and deciles, unique values of the variable, and the shape of the distribution. Read More
This post presents a function designed to give the user a quick overview of a factor variable, including missing data, levels of the factor, and the frequency with which each level appears in the data, with which with one function call. Read More