And a silly page title. The most popular US Government public document is
the CIA World Factbook. To make a long story short if
you go to this page and scroll down you will find
rankorder.zip. This is the data for each country in tab delimited
spreadsheet format. It is by type of data like GDP by country, population by
country and so forth. Simply this is the raw data which can be used to use a
spreadsheet to find say GDP per capita per square mile by country. If odd
things like this do not interest you then this page is of no interest to
What I have done here is take the first step in making use of this raw data.
I created an OpenOffice
spreadsheet, oocalc's ods format, with each of the 57 rank order lists
on their own page. This is the roughly 250KB
file. Right click on it to download and save to your computer.
OpenOffice® is a free suite of tools to have the
functionality of MS Office.
Playing with spreadsheets is not one of my fun thing in life so I have no
immediate interest is making it more useful in general.