Re: Using CountryData to Get US Population by State

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• 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)
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```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

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