Re: Using CountryData to Get US Population by State

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg126751] Re: Using CountryData to Get US Population by State*From*: Gregory Lypny <GREGORY.LYPNY at videotron.ca>*Date*: Mon, 4 Jun 2012 04:19:54 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201206020944.FAA01148@smc.vnet.net>

Thanks again, Bob. And thank you, Harvey. At first I did not appreciate how to turn your Wolfram Alpha query into a Mathematica statement. Regards, Gregory On Sun, Jun 3, 2012, at 8:45 AM, Bob Hanlon wrote: > 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 > > > > -- > Bob Hanlon

**References**:**Using CountryData to Get US Population by State***From:*Gregory Lypny <GREGORY.LYPNY@videotron.ca>