downloadTALIS {EdSurvey}R Documentation

Download and Unzip TALIS Files

Description

Uses an Internet connection to download TALIS data. Data come from OECD TALIS site international zip files. This function works for 2008, 2013,and 2018 data.

Usage

downloadTALIS(root, years = c(2008, 2013, 2018), cache = FALSE, verbose = TRUE)

Arguments

root

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

years

a numeric value indicating the assessment year. Available years are 2008, 2013, and 2018.

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 and Trang Nguyen

See Also

readTALIS

Examples

## Not run: 
# root argument will vary by operating system conventions
downloadTALIS(root = "~/", years = 2018)
  
# cache=TRUE will download then process the datafiles
downloadTALIS(root = "~/", years = 2015, cache = TRUE)
  
# set verbose=FALSE for silent output
# if year not specified, download all years
downloadTALIS(root="~/", verbose = FALSE)

## End(Not run)

[Package EdSurvey version 2.7.1 Index]