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Historical data from CIA World Factbook etc.

Historical data from CIA World Factbook etc.

Postby paul » Mon May 18, 2009 8:21 pm
There's only the latest available data for let's say cellular phones in use in a particular country. "Poland cellular phones 2005" does not work, there's only a 2009 estimate. Why is that?
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Re: Historical data from CIA World Factbook etc.

Postby Macen » Tue May 19, 2009 6:11 pm
It may not have been recorded in 2005,

Just like how we dont have the number of teapots that were in china 1000 years ago,
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Re: Historical data from CIA World Factbook etc.

Postby Arvin » Tue May 19, 2009 9:44 pm
The data was recorded and published in the CIA's The World Factbook.

2005 CIA World Factbook, Poland, Telephones - mobile cellular: 17.401 million (2003)
2007 CIA World Factbook, Poland, Telephones - mobile cellular: 29.166 million (2005)
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Re: Historical data from CIA World Factbook etc.

Postby Macen » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:56 am
Arvin wrote:The data was recorded and published in the CIA's The World Factbook.

2005 CIA World Factbook, Poland, Telephones - mobile cellular: 17.401 million (2003)
2007 CIA World Factbook, Poland, Telephones - mobile cellular: 29.166 million (2005)


The data then probably needs to be inputted by a curator.
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Re: Historical data from CIA World Factbook etc.

Postby Deepze » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:33 am
Take into account the enormity of the WolframAlpha project.

I am guessing that current statistics were prioritized over historical data so that other topics could be curated, if there is an initial entry in the dataset I would expect the appearance of more data once the dataset is revisited.
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