Data and Code Behind the Stories and Interactives at 'FiveThirtyEight'

Datasets and code published by the data journalism website 'FiveThirtyEight' available at <>. Note that while we received guidance from editors at 'FiveThirtyEight', this package is not officially published by 'FiveThirtyEight'.


fivethirtyeight 0.4.0

  • Package website now at
  • Added new data sets:
    • By Meredith Manley: ahca_polls, bachelorette, candy_rankings, chess_transfers, generic_polllist, generic_topline, mlb_elo, ratings, spi_global_rankings, spi_matches, tweets
    • By Maggie Shea: nba_carmelo, nfl_elo, nfl_fandom_google, nfl_fandom_surveymonkey, google_trends, mediacloud_hurricanes, mediacloud_states, mediacloud_online_news, mediacloud_trump, tv_hurricanes, tv_hurricanes_by_network, tv_states, sandy_311, senators, trump_approval_poll, trump_approval_trend, trumpworld_issues, trumpworld_polls, twitter_presidents, undefeated
  • Note for now mayweather_mcgregor_tweets, mlb_elo, nba_carmelo, nfl_elo, senators, only include the first 10 rows of the data because of R package file size restrictions (< 5MB tarballs); code to download/process the entire dataset are included in help files. We hope to include full versions of these datasets in v0.5.0 of package using the drat package.
  • Converted all ordinal categorical variables to factor(..., ordered = TRUE). Ex: bechdel$clean_test
  • Vignette notes:
    • Added a vignette that has a link to all user-contributed vignettes, which areonly available on development version of package and on GitHub due to CRAN package size restrictions.
    • For all datasets that have a user contributed vignette, add a link to it in the corresponding help/roxygen code file.
  • Added CITATION

fivethirtyeight 0.3.0

  • Added new and missing data sets: riddler_castles2, antiquities_act, goose, tenth_circuit
  • Added more crowd-sourced vignettes: bob_ross.Rmd, tarantino_swears.Rmd
  • Only main and bechdel vignettes included in package b/c of CRAN package size restrictions. Other crowd-sourced analysis vignettes still available
  • Other minor changes:
    • Fixed levels in bechdel$clean_test and bechdel$test to match hierarchical nature of test

fivethirtyeight 0.2.0

  • Added new and missing data sets up through February 28, 2017: college_grad_students, college_recent_grads, cousin_marriage, hate_crimes, pres_2016_trail, riddler_castles
  • Added first crowd-sourced vignettes: comics_gender, NBA, trump_twitter
  • Added global help file for package: ?fivethirtyeight with complete instructions
  • Started adding @examples code in help files to convert to tidy data format so that data plays nice with tidyverse tools.
  • Other minor changes:

fivethirtyeight 0.1.0

  • Included all data sets as of late December 2016. love-actually being the latest
  • Included one code example as a Vignette: bechdel

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0.6.1 by Albert Y. Kim, 8 months ago

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Authors: Albert Y. Kim [aut, cre] , Chester Ismay [aut] , Jennifer Chunn [aut] , Meredith Manley [ctb] , Maggie Shea [ctb] , Starry Yujia Zhou [ctb] , Andrew Flowers [ctb] , Jonathan Bouchet [ctb] , G. Elliott Morris [ctb] , Adam Spannbauer [ctb] , Pradeep Adhokshaja [ctb] , Olivia Barrows [ctb] , Jojo Miller [ctb] , Jayla Nakayama [ctb] , Ben Baumer [ctb] , Rana Gahwagy [ctb] , Natalia Iannucci [ctb] , Marium Tapal [ctb] , Irene Ryan [ctb] , Alina Barylsky [ctb] , Danica Miguel [ctb] , Sunni Raleigh [ctb] , Anna Ballou [ctb] , Jane Bang [ctb] , Jordan Moody [ctb] , Kara Van Allen [ctb] , Jessica Keast [ctb] , Lizette Carpenter [ctb] , Fatima Keita [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

MIT + file LICENSE license

Suggests ggplot2, dplyr, tidyr, readr, tibble, stringr, broom, knitr, rmarkdown, patchwork, fivethirtyeightdata

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