downloadELS {EdSurvey}R Documentation

Download and Unzip ELS Files

Description

Uses an Internet connection to download ELS data. Data come from nces.ed.gov zip files. This function works for 2002 data.

Usage

downloadELS(root, years = c(2002), cache = FALSE, verbose = TRUE)

Arguments

root

a character string indicating the directory where the ELS data should be stored. Files are placed in a subdirectory named ELS/[year].

years

an integer vector of the assessment years to download. Valid year is 2002 only.

cache

a logical value set to process and cache the text (.txt) version of files. This takes a very long time but saves time for future uses of the data. Default value is FALSE.

verbose

a logical value to either print or suppress status message output. The default value is TRUE.

Author(s)

Tom Fink

See Also

readELS

Examples

## Not run: 
# root argument will vary by operating system conventions
downloadELS(years=2002, root = "~/")

# cache=TRUE will download then process the datafiles
downloadELS(years=2002, root = "~/", cache = TRUE)

# set verbose=FALSE for silent output
# if year not specified, download all years
downloadELS(root="~/", verbose = FALSE)

## End(Not run)

[Package EdSurvey version 2.7.1 Index]