download_ePIRLS {EdSurvey}R Documentation

Download and Unzip ePIRLS Files

Description

Uses an Internet connection to download ePIRLS data. Data come from timssandpirls.bc.edu zip files. This function works for 2016 data.

Usage

download_ePIRLS(root, years = c(2016), cache = FALSE, verbose = TRUE)

Arguments

root

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

years

an integer vector of the assessment years to download. Valid year is 2016 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

read_ePIRLS

Examples

## Not run: 
# root argument will vary by operating system conventions
download_ePIRLS(years=2016, root = "~/")

# cache=TRUE will download then process the datafiles
download_ePIRLS(years=2016, root = "~/", cache = TRUE)

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

## End(Not run)

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