downloadPIRLS {EdSurvey}R Documentation

Download and Unzip PIRLS Files

Description

Uses an Internet connection to download PIRLS data. Data come from timssandpirls.bc.edu zip files. This function works for 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016 data.

Usage

downloadPIRLS(
  root,
  years = c(2001, 2006, 2011, 2016),
  cache = FALSE,
  verbose = TRUE
)

Arguments

root

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

years

an integer vector of the assessment years to download. Valid years are 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016.

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

readPIRLS

Examples

## Not run: 
# root argument will vary by operating system conventions
downloadPIRLS(year=c(2006, 2011), root = "~/")

# cache=TRUE will download then process the datafiles
downloadPIRLS(year=2011, root = "~/", cache = TRUE)

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

## End(Not run)

[Package EdSurvey version 2.7.1 Index]