Download V-Dem (Current Version)Source:
Download a copy of the most recent version of V-Dem that is housed in the official vdemdata GitHub package.
This function is a simple download wrapper to directly acquire V-Dem's current dataset from their GitHub repo. The vdemdata package is not available on CRAN or Bioconductor so it can disrupt workflows that do not permit non-standard package installations. Additionally, this function contains test scripts that will notify the package manager if the remote dataset undergoes significant structural changes (dimensions, location, etc.)