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Re: Using CountryData to Get US Population by State

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  • Subject: [mg126749] Re: Using CountryData to Get US Population by State
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr357 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2012 16:02:59 -0400 (EDT)
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After closer comparison between the two results, my original approach
provides erroneous results due to misinterpretation of names (e.g.,
New York resulted in the population of New York City rather than New
York State, Georgia resulted in Country of Georgia rather than US
state of Georgia). So Harvey's approach is not only faster it is
correct.


Bob Hanlon


On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 8:01 AM, Bob Hanlon <hanlonr357 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Harvey's solution is much faster than mine. Here is his in detail
>
> (statePopulations = WolframAlpha[
>    "population of states in the United States",
>    {{"PropertyRanking:USStateData", 1},
>     "ComputableData"}]) // Grid
>
>
> Bob Hanlon
>
> On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 4:59 AM, Harvey P. Dale <hpd1 at nyu.edu> wrote:
>>        You could submit this query to WolframAlpha: "population =
of
>> states in the United States"
>>        Best,
>>        Harvey
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Gregory Lypny [mailto:GREGORY.LYPNY at videotron.ca]
>> Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2012 5:45 AM
>> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>> Subject: Using CountryData to Get US Population by State
>>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> Can anyone help me with the syntax for CountryData so that I can get the
>> population of individual US states?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Gregory
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Bob Hanlon



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