ckan_fetch {ckanr}R Documentation

Download a file

Description

Download a file

Usage

ckan_fetch(
  x,
  store = "session",
  path = "file",
  format = NULL,
  key = get_default_key(),
  ...
)

Arguments

x

URL for the file

store

One of session (default) or disk. session stores in R session, and disk saves the file to disk.

path

if store="disk", you must give a path to store file to

format

Format of the file. Required if format is not detectable through file URL.

key

A CKAN API key (optional, character)

...

Arguments passed on to the function used to read the file, if store="session". See details.

Details

The ... argument can be used to pass additional arguments to the function that actually reads the file. It is only used when store="session" and if the file is not a ZIP file.

This list shows what function is used to read what file format, so that you can see what additional arguments are available:

Examples

## Not run: 
# CSV file
ckanr_setup("http://datamx.io")
res <- resource_show(id = "6145a539-cbde-4b0d-a3d3-d1a5eb013f5c",
as = "table")
head(ckan_fetch(res$url))
ckan_fetch(res$url, "disk", "myfile.csv")

# CSV file, format not available
ckanr_setup("https://ckan0.cf.opendata.inter.prod-toronto.ca")
res <- resource_show(id = "c57c3e1c-20e2-470f-bc82-e39a0264be31",
as = "table")
res$url
res$format
head(ckan_fetch(res$url, format = res$format))

# Excel file - requires readxl package
ckanr_setup("http://datamx.io")
res <- resource_show(id = "e883510e-a082-435c-872a-c5b915857ae1",
as = "table")
head(ckan_fetch(res$url))

# Excel file, multiple sheets - requires readxl package
ckanr_setup()
res <- resource_show(id = "ce02a1cf-35f1-41df-91d9-11ed1fdd4186",
as = "table")
x <- ckan_fetch(res$url)
names(x)
head(x[["Mayor - Maire"]])

# XML file - requires xml2 package
# ckanr_setup("http://data.ottawa.ca")
# res <- resource_show(id = "380061c1-6c46-4da6-a01b-7ab0f49a881e",
# as = "table")
# ckan_fetch(res$url)

# HTML file - requires xml2 package
ckanr_setup("http://open.canada.ca/data/en")
res <- resource_show(id = "80321bac-4283-487c-93bd-c65acaa660f5",
as = "table")
ckan_fetch(res$url)
library("xml2")
xml_text(xml_find_first(xml_children(ckan_fetch(res$url))[[1]], "title"))

# JSON file, by default reads in to a data.frame for ease of use
ckanr_setup("http://data.surrey.ca")
res <- resource_show(id = "8d07c662-800d-4977-9e3e-5a3d2d1e99ab",
as = "table")
head(ckan_fetch(res$url))

# SHP file (spatial data, ESRI format) - requires sf package
ckanr_setup("https://ckan0.cf.opendata.inter.prod-toronto.ca")
res <- resource_show(id = "27362290-8bbf-434b-a9de-325a6c2ef923",
as = "table")
x <- ckan_fetch(res$url)
class(x)
plot(x[, c("AREA_NAME", "geometry")])

# GeoJSON file - requires sf package
ckanr_setup("http://datamx.io")
res <- resource_show(id = "b1cd35b7-479e-4fa0-86e9-e897d3c617e6",
as = "table")
x <- ckan_fetch(res$url)
class(x)
plot(x[, c("mun_name", "geometry")])

# ZIP file - packages required depends on contents
ckanr_setup("https://ckan0.cf.opendata.inter.prod-toronto.ca")
res <- resource_show(id = "bb21e1b8-a466-41c6-8bc3-3c362cb1ed55",
as = "table")
x <- ckan_fetch(res$url)
names(x)
head(x[["ChickenpoxAgegroups2017.csv"]])

# TXT file
ckanr_setup("https://ckan0.cf.opendata.inter.prod-toronto.ca")
res <- resource_show(id = "e4211f49-611f-438c-a444-aaa7f3f84117",
as = "table")
x <- ckan_fetch(res$url)
head(x)

# TXT file, semicolon used as separator
ckanr_setup("https://data.coat.no")
res <- resource_show(id = "384fe537-e0bd-4e57-8a0d-420b7a745196",
as = "table")
x <- ckan_fetch(res$url, sep = ";")
head(x)

## End(Not run)

[Package ckanr version 0.6.0 Index]