vital: Tidy data analysis for demography

Date

9 July 2024

Venue

UseR!2024, Salzburg, Austria

 

UseR!2024

14:30, 9 July

I will introduce the vital package which allows analysis of demographic data using tidy tools. The package uses a variation of tsibble objects as the main data class, so all of the infrastructure available for tsibble and tibble objects can also be used with vital objects. Data may include births, deaths, mortality, fertility, population and migration data. Functions for plotting, smoothing, modelling and forecasting data are included. Models include the classical Lee-Carter model as well as functional data models. Future plans include replicating all of the models available in the demography and StMoMo packages. The package is currently available at pkg.robjhyndman.com/vital/ and on CRAN.

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