CRAN Task View: Web Technologies and Services

Maintainer:Scott Chamberlain, Thomas Leeper, Patrick Mair, Karthik Ram, Christopher Gandrud
Contact:scott at ropensci.org
Version:2014-10-21
This task view contains information about using R to obtain and parse data from the web. The base version of R does not ship with many tools for interacting with the web. Thankfully, there are an increasingly large number of tools for interacting with the web. A list of available packages and functions is presented below, grouped by the type of activity. If you have any comments or suggestions for additions or improvements for this taskview, go to GitHub and submit an issue , or make some changes and submit a pull request . If you can't contribute on GitHub, send Scott an email . If you have an issue with one of the packages discussed below, please contact the maintainer of that package.

Tools for Working with the Web from R

Parsing Data from the Web

Curl, HTTP, FTP, HTML, XML, SOAP

Authentication

Web Frameworks

JavaScript

Data Sources on the Web Accessible via R

Agriculture

Amazon Web Services

E-commerce

Chemistry

Data Depots

Earth Science

Ecological and Evolutionary Biology

Economics and Business

Finance

Genes and Genomes

Google Web Services

Government

Literature, Metadata, Text, and Altmetrics

Machine Learning as a Service

Maps

Marketing

Media: Images, Graphics, Videos, Music

News

Other

Public Health

Social media

Sports

Web Analytics

CRAN packages:

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