fec16 - An R Package Containing Relational Data From The U.S. 2016 Elections

Presented by:
Marium Tapal, Benjamin Baumer, Irene Ryan, & Rana Gahwagy (Smith College)

This R package provides a set of cleaned relational data from the 2015-2016 United States election by the Federal Election Commission (FEC). These data include authoritative information about candidates, committees, contributions, expenditures, and election results. Most datasets are included in full, while a small sample of the others are available with the option of retrieving the entire datasets through built-in functions. This package is useful as there exists a demand for such data in teaching. fec16 is a one-stop-shop for interesting and clean data suitable for introductory statistics and data science students.