globaltrends: Download and Measure Global Trends Through Google Search Volumes

Google offers public access to global search volumes from its search engine through the Google Trends portal. The package downloads these search volumes provided by Google Trends and uses them to measure and analyze the distribution of search scores across countries or within countries. The package allows researchers and analysts to use these search scores to investigate global trends based on patterns within these scores. This offers insights such as degree of internationalization of firms and organizations or dissemination of political, social, or technological trends across the globe or within single countries. An outline of the package's methodological foundations and potential applications is available as a working paper: <>.

Version: 0.0.12
Depends: R (≥ 2.15.1)
Imports: DBI (≥ 1.1.0), dbplyr (≥ 1.4.4), dplyr (≥ 1.0.2), forcats (≥ 0.5.0), forecast (≥ 8.12), ggplot2 (≥ 3.3.2), glue (≥ 1.4.2), gtrendsR (≥ 1.5.1), ineq (≥ 0.2.13), maps (≥ 3.4.0), lubridate (≥ 1.7.9), purrr (≥ 0.3.4), rlang (≥ 0.4.7), RSQLite (≥ 2.2.0), stats (≥ 4.0.2), stringr (≥ 1.4.0), tibble (≥ 3.0.3), tidyr (≥ 1.0.0), utils (≥ 4.0.2), WDI (≥ 2.7.1), zoo (≥ 1.8.8)
Suggests: covr, knitr (≥ 1.29), rmarkdown (≥ 2.3), testthat (≥ 2.3.2)
Published: 2022-06-23
Author: Harald Puhr [aut, cre], Jakob Muellner [ccp]
Maintainer: Harald Puhr <harald.puhr at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: globaltrends citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: globaltrends results


Reference manual: globaltrends.pdf
Vignettes: globaltrends


Package source: globaltrends_0.0.12.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel: not available
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): globaltrends_0.0.12.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): globaltrends_0.0.12.tgz, r-release (x86_64): globaltrends_0.0.12.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): globaltrends_0.0.12.tgz


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