Accessing the Wordbank Database

Tools for connecting to Wordbank, an open repository for developmental vocabulary data.

R package for accessing the Wordbank database.

We are now on CRAN!


See what instruments (languages and forms) are available.

instrument <- get_instruments()

Get by-administration data.

english_ws_admins <- get_administration_data("English", "WS")
all_admins <- get_administration_data()

Get by-item data.

english_ws_items <- get_items_data("English", "WS")
all_items <- get_items_data()

Get administration-by-item data.

english_ws_data <- get_instrument_data("English", "WS")

For more details, see this vignette and check out more complicated usages.


  • additional fields in get_administration_data(): zygosity, original_id, norming, longitudinal, source_name
  • minor bug fixes
  • faster queries

Reference manual

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0.3.0 by Mika Braginsky, 8 days ago

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Browse source code at

Authors: Mika Braginsky [aut, cre], Daniel Yurovsky [ctb], Michael Frank [ctb], Danielle Kellier [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports assertthat, DBI, dbplyr, dplyr, purrr, rlang, RMySQL, robustbase, stringr, tidyr

Suggests ggplot2, knitr, rmarkdown

See at CRAN