# CountryData function

I under that Mathematica are able to extract data from a cloud/ online sources. Pardon the improper use of jargon for programming and IT is not my area of familiarity.

Are the data that Mathematica is able to extract limited? I am interested in, for instance, extracting the number of hospitals and clinics within a country, and, number of person above a certain age in a country.

Would Mathematica be able to achieve?

Thanks in advance

• Are you asking just about the data curated by Wolfram, or about importing data from any source on the web? See Import[] for the latter. – Michael E2 Jul 27 '16 at 13:27
• Curated. But your question ignited my light-bulb. If the information I seek is in a PDF on the web, would important be able to extract only a certain paragraph from that PDF?@MichaelE2 – Physkid Jul 28 '16 at 4:27

## 1 Answer

Yes, the data that Mathematica is able to obtain via CountryData and other curated data functions is limited. The data is curated, which means that it is assembled by WRI from a variety of sources, and you only have access (via this mechanism) to data that WRI has made available. You can find a good description of the available properties in the Details section of the CountryData documentation, or a straight list using CountryData[country, "Properties"].

In your case, there doesn't seem to be any count of hospitals in the health-related data, and the demographic properties don't seem to be detailed enough for your needs, so you'll probably need to look elsewhere for the data.