writeMonthlyStations {CHCN}R Documentation

Function to read the master list and write a monthly list of stations. This file is critical to the operation of the scraper.

Description

the function reads the master list and writes a local list of stations that report monthly data. It also returns an object dataframe. That dataframe can be fed to downstream processes

Usage

writeMonthlyStations(filename = MASTER.STATION.LIST, 
                             outfile =   MONTHLY.STATION.LIST)

Arguments

filename

The filename of the master list. This is set to a default that should not be changed.

outfile

the local filename. Used by other functions. It should not be changed

Details

reads the master list. Extracts those stations that report monthly. Selects the first year reporting and the web Id for the http request builder. Assigns an Id to every station for file naming and tracking. The id it assigns is used for tracking the scrape progress and recovering from scrape failures.

Value

returns a dataframe and writes that dataframe to disk. can be read with read.csv

Author(s)

Steven Mosher

Examples

 ## Not run: 
   Stations <- writeMonthlyStations()
 
## End(Not run)

[Package CHCN version 1.5 Index]