The basics, and some of the pitfalls, of calling web APIs from within R.

July 13, 2017 Amanda Gadrow

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There is a vast amount of data available on the web, and much of it is accessible via APIs. Sources ranging from the US Census Bureau to the NOAA National Weather Service to S3 buckets and online databases can be reached programmatically from within R. This webinar will cover the basics, and some of the pitfalls, of calling web APIs from within R, including read/write operations, headers, authentication, error handling, and response parsing.

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Amanda Gadrow

Amanda is RStudio's quality assurance and support lead with many years’ experience writing automated test frameworks for enterprise software. She started learning R when she joined RStudio in 2016, and has been basking in its glory ever since. She is a co-organizer of R-Ladies Columbus, and spends a lot of time analyzing customer data to improve the products and optimize support.

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