BirthsR Documentation

US Births

Description

Number of births each day from 1968 to 1988

Usage

data(Births)

Format

A data.frame with 7305 observations on the following 8 variables.

Details

The number of births in Births78 is slightly lower than the number of births in this data set for the year 1978. See the examples.

Source

Data source: National Vital Statistics System natality data, as provided by Google BigQuery and exported to csv Robert Kern (http://www.mechanicalkern.com/static/birthdates-1968-1988.csv)

See Also

Births2015, Births.

Examples

data(Births)
if(require(ggplot2)) {
  ggplot(data = Births, aes(x = date, y = births, colour = ~ wday)) +
    stat_smooth(se = FALSE, alpha = 0.8, geom = "line")
  ggplot(data = Births, aes(x = day_of_year, y = births, colour = ~ wday)) +
    geom_point(size = 0.4, alpha = 0.5) +
    stat_smooth(se = FALSE, geom = "line", alpha = 0.6, size = 1.5)
  if (require(dplyr)) {
    ggplot(
     data =  bind_cols(Births %>% filter(year == 1978), 
                       Births78 %>% rename(births78 = births)),
     aes(x = births - births78)
     ) +
     geom_histogram(binwidth = 1)
  }
}