US Baby Names 1880-2017

US baby names provided by the SSA. This package contains all names used for at least 5 children of either sex.

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This package contains three datasets provided by the USA social security administration:

It also includes the following data set from the US Census:


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babynames 1.0.0

  • Add data validity/regression tests (@russellpierce, #27)

  • Add data for 2016 and 2017. Minor changes to data from previous years to match external data sources. (@russellpierce, #30)

babynames 0.3.0

  • Update data for 2015 (@stillmatic, #16)

  • Import from tibble in order to get consistent behaviour regardless of whether or not tibble is attached.

babynames 0.2.1

  • Fix title in description

babynames 0.2.0

  • Added a file to track changes to the package.

  • Updated data for 2014 (#9)

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1.0.1 by Hadley Wickham, 8 months ago

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Authors: Hadley Wickham [aut, cre] , RStudio [cph]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

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Imports tibble

Suggests testthat

Imported by datos, mdsr.

Suggested by ChineseNames, ggalluvial.

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