Sotkanet Open Data Access and Analysis

Access statistical information on welfare and health in Finland from the Sotkanet open data portal <>.

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R package to access and manipulate data from the Sotkanet demographics indicator database. The Sotkanet data portal provides over 2000 demographic indicators across Finland and Europe, and is maintained by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). For more information, see Sotkanet indicator database and API description.


Simple example

List available indicators in the Sotkanet data portal:

sotkanet.indicators <- SotkanetIndicators()

For further usage instructions, check the tutorial page.


The package authors are listed in the DESCRIPTION file. Part of rOpenGov.


sotkanet 0.9.22 (2016-10-14)


  • Updated roxygen documentation

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.9.13 (2015-06-23)

o base url change into https o reorganized R file structure

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.9.12 (2015-06-06)

o tutorial updates

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.9.11 (2015-06-04)

o Updated README o Cosmetic changes to vignette o Renamed tutorial

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.9.09 (2015-05-20)

o Improved documentation o Polished package structure o Stabilized erroneous URL handling

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.9.01 (2013-12-16)

o Package separated from sorvi

Reference manual

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0.9.76 by Leo Lahti, 9 months ago

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Authors: Leo Lahti [aut, cre] , Einari Happonen [aut] , Joona Lehtomaki [ctb] , Juuso Parkkinen [ctb] , Vesa Saaristo [ctb] , Pyry Kantanen [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

BSD_2_clause + file LICENSE license

Imports rjson

Suggests devtools, ggplot2, knitr, testthat, roxygen2, markdown, magrittr, kableExtra, rmarkdown

See at CRAN