Reproducible data downloading in R

Motivation

The source data might be updated regularly and you want to make sure you are always using the latest data.

You want a truly reproducible workflow when you accidentally deletes the source file you downloaded.

How

##API

url

Flat files (csv, txt)

(https://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/edfacts/data-files/index.html)

readxl online

zip file

  1. single file
  2. multiple files

web scraping

googlesheets

pin

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Sifan Liu 刘思凡
Senior Research Analyst, Metropolitan Policy Program

I uses spatial analysis and data science tools to conduct data-driven policy research. I am a certified RStudio Instructor. My research interests include regional policy on innovation, entrepreneurship ecosystem, and economic development.

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