Following the instructions provided here, I just built a simple script in R to access and use World Bank Development indicators data.
See the process here
Quantmod is one of the very best libraries I´ve seen in a long time. Specially if you like economics, this is like a dream come true. The limits are in your own imagination, you´ve plenty of stocks to chart, analyze and maybe invest ¿¿¿???!
We just delivered our project for the BBVA Innova Challenge Big Data contest. We twisted to an alternative approach to model consumers expenses based on social success. Read more about this project here.
Below find some “work in progress” tests that we performed before taking our final route to the definitive model.