Converts long country names in any language to one of many different country code schemes or country names. `countryname` does 2 passes on the data. First, it tries to detect variations of country names in many languages extracted from the Unicode Common Locale Data Repository. Second, it applies `countrycode`'s English regexes to try to match the remaining cases.

countryname(sourcevar, destination = "cldr.short.en", warn = FALSE)



Vector which contains the codes or country names to be converted (character or factor)


Coding scheme of destination (string such as "iso3c" enclosed in quotes ""): type `?codelist` for a list of available codes.


Prints unique elements from sourcevar for which no match was found


Note that the function works with non-ASCII characters. Please see the Github page for examples.


if (FALSE) { x <- c('Afaganisitani', 'Barbadas', 'Sverige', 'UK') countryname(x) countryname(x, destination = 'iso3c') }