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January 14, 2016

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Hi! I noticed the link for inegiR doesn't have some documentation that does exist. You can find it here: enelmargen.org/inegiR and a vignette in english here: http://enelmargen.org/inegiR/vignette_eng.html

Thanks for the mention.

Folks might be interested in the City of Chicago's RSocrata package as well. It can be found at https://github.com/chicago/rsocrata .

In brief, it is "A tool for downloading Socrata datasets as R data frames." Socrata helps the public sector (all levels of government + non profits around the world) make their data easier to access, find, and use by data consumers. Full disclosure: I work for Socrata and have contributed to the RSocrata package.

Example datasets include crime, air quality, budgets, and more in cities large and small as well as state/federal governments.

How about reading the date with something like this?

res <- res %>% mutate(date = as.Date(timestamp,
"%Y%m%d"))


That's what I was thinking too, RossD.
as.Date("2015010100", "%Y%m%d")
perfectly yields: "2015-01-01"

Joseph Rikkert: thanks for this awesome list. I'd love to see medium length blogposts looking at one package at a time. I would probably take notice of more of them that way ;-)

RossD and Berry: Thank you both for the R code suggestions for rendering the date. I appreciate you pointing that dealing with the dates is much easier than I suggested.

And Berry the suggestion about examining one package in a post is a good one. I will give it a try sometime soon.

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