Glossary

 

  • CINC: Composite Index of National Capabilities
    • CINCRNK: Ranking of CINC (2007) — Composite Index of National Capabilities
    • CINCZ: Standardized values of CINC
    • CINCWINP: Converted to winning probabilities against a nation with z=0
    • CINCS: CINC score expressed as a proportion of the highest value
    • CINC7: CINC expressed as a proportion of the total value of the world in 2007 — this is the original data format
  • CommExp: Nations with Communist political experience
  • ELO: Soccer Power Index by ELO site
    • ELORNK: Ranking of ELO ratings (March 13, 2014)
    • ELOZ: Standardized score (z-score)
    • ELOS: ELO score expressed as a proportion of the highest score
    • ELO14: Actual ELO score published on March 13, 2014
    • ELOWINP: ELO scores converted to winning probabilities against a nation with z=0
  • FIFA
    • FIFA6: Composite FIFA index, using old ranking scheme used until 2006
    • FIFAZ: Standardized score (z-score)
    • FIFAS: FIFA score expressed as a proportion of the highest score
    • FIFA14: Actual FIFA score published on March 13, 2014
    • FIFARNK: Ranking of FIFA ratings (March 13, 2014)
    • FIFAWINP: FIFA scores converted to winning probabilities against a nation with z=0
  • FORTUNE500: Number of Global Fortune 500 Companies in 2012
  • GNI: Gross National Income
    • GNI2012: Raw Gross National Income for 2012
    • logGNI12: Log of Gross National Income for 2012HDIRNK: Ranking of HDI, Human Development Index for 2012, from UNDP’s Human Development Report
  • HDI: Human Development Index
    • HDQ: HDI expressed as proportion of the highest HDI value in 2012
  • Log-transformed indexes
    • logOLY6Ave: Average Medal Points for six Summer Olympics (1992-2012)
    • logOLY12PTS: Total Medal Points (G=3,S=2,B=1) in 2012 Summer Olympics
  • NOBELS: Number of Nobel Prize Winners in Science and Medicine (1969-2012)
  • NPI: National Power Index – a new quantitative index of basic national capacity
    • NPIRNK: Ranking of NPI (Index of Basic National Capacity) in 2012
    • NPIZ: The standardized value of NPI (z-scores)
    • NPIS: The values of NPI expressed as proportion of the highest nation (=1.0)
  • OLY: Olympic Medal Points
    • OLY6Ave: Average Medal Points for six Summer Olympics (1992-2012)
    • OLY12PTS: Total Medal Points (G=3,S=2,B=1) in 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Pop2012: Raw Population Size for 2012
  • RPI: a log-transformed and normed Population Index
    • RPI2012: RPI is log-transformed and normed index of population size
    • RPIRNK: Ranking of population in 2012 (RPI is log-transformed and normed index of population size)
    • RPIS: Raw Population Index, expressed as proportion of the highest nation
  • SPI: Soccer Power Index of ESPN
    • SPIRNK: Ranking of SPI ratings (March 13, 2014)
    • SPIZ: Standardized score (z-score)
    • SPIS: SPI score expressed as a proportion of the highest score
    • SPI14: Actual SPI score published on March 13, 2014
    • SPIWINP: SPI scores converted to winning probabilities against a nation with z=0
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