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R, the Programmable Web, and Transparency in Social Science Research

August 9, 2016
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Alois Stutzer and I recently contributed a guest post to the BITSS-Blog (of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences). As a big part of it focuses on R-related topics, I figured it might also be of interest for readers of this blog. Here the gist:"The replicability of social science research is becoming more demanding in...

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Easy access to data on US politics: New version of pvsR now on BitBucket

July 19, 2016
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I am happy to announce a new release (version 0.4) of the R-package pvsR  on Bitbucket. pvsR facilitates data retrieval from Project Vote Smart's rich online data base on US politics via the Project Vote Smart application programming interface (PVS API). The functions in this package cover most PVS API classes and methods and return...

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Easy access to data on US politics: New version of pvsR now on BitBucket

July 19, 2016
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I am happy to announce a new release (version 0.4) of the R-package pvsR  on Bitbucket. pvsR facilitates data retrieval from Project Vote Smart's rich online data base on US politics via the Project Vote Smart application programming interface (PVS API). The functions in this package cover most PVS API classes and methods and return...

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RWebData V. 0.1 on Bitbucket: A High-Level Interface to the Programmable Web

March 14, 2016
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RWebData V. 0.1 on Bitbucket: A High-Level Interface to the Programmable Web

I am happy to announce the first release of the R-package RWebData  on Bitbucket. The main aim of the package is to provide high-level functions that facilitate the access and systematic collection of data from REST APIs for the purpose of statis...

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RWebData V. 0.1 on Bitbucket: A High-Level Interface to the Programmable Web

March 14, 2016
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RWebData V. 0.1 on Bitbucket: A High-Level Interface to the Programmable Web

I am happy to announce the first release of the R-package RWebData  on Bitbucket. The main aim of the package is to provide high-level functions that facilitate the access and systematic collection of data from REST APIs for the purpose of statistical analysis. RWebData is thus made for users that predominantly use R as a statistical software but...

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