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Using httr to Detect HTTP(s) Redirects

November 6, 2018

The Summary In this short note I will write about the httr package and my need to detect whether or not an HTTP request had been redirected or not - it turns out this is quite easy. Along the way I will also show how to access information of an HTTP-...

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Re-exporting the magrittr pipe operator

April 27, 2018

… or how I stoped worrying and wrote a blog post to remember it ad infinitum. Magrittr’s pipe operator is one of those newish R-universe features that I really want to have around whenever I put some lines into an R-console. This is even TRUE when writing a package. So the first thing I do is put magrittr into the DESCRIPTION...

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Robotstxt Update – v0.6.0 on CRAN

February 11, 2018

I just got the news from the CRAN-team that the robotstxt version update 0.6.0 was accepted and now is available. The robotstxt package aims at working with robots.txt files from within R by providing a parser as well as a permission checker - and s...

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