New Package, Pinboardr

May 10, 2020
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I’ve created a new package to interact with pinboard not to be confused with pinterest. I noticed there wasn’t a package yet and the API is fairly clear.
So come and check it out {pinboardr} at https://github.com/RMHogervorst/pinboardr

I did see a new package to interact with pocket: pocketapi.
Since pocket is also a kind of bookmark manager I thought there was a need for these kinds of
packages. I will leave this package on github for a while, to figure out if I need to
make changes and in a month or so I will push it to CRAN. Everyone who uses pinboard and R is
invited to ‘kick the tyres’ as they say. Let me know if the docs are clear, if it is usable
and useful for you.

What is pinboard?

Pinboard is a bookmark website. In stead of bookmarking on your own computer in the browser you
can use pinboard. The service is very minimalistic and privacy focused. I use it all the time
to put articles on my reading list, to archive tweets and to collect material for my secondary blog
and for this blog.

Basic functionality

I added a more extensive readme, and all the functions are documented too. But in this
short blogpost I wanted to show some examples.

With {pinboardr} you can see what you and other people used as tags for a page:

library(pinboardr)
caption <- "package {pinboardr}"
pb_posts_suggest(url="https://blog.rmhogervorst.nl/blog/2020/04/08/scraping-gdpr-fines/")
 tag popular recommended
1 Twitter FALSE TRUE
pb_posts_suggest("http://neverssl.com")
 tag popular recommended
1 ssl TRUE TRUE
2 wifi TRUE TRUE
3 public FALSE TRUE
4 Airport FALSE TRUE
5 captiveportal FALSE TRUE
6 coffee FALSE TRUE
7 connect FALSE TRUE
8 connection FALSE TRUE
9 help FALSE TRUE
10 IFTTT FALSE TRUE

Get recent bookmarks with a specific type

library(tidyverse)
recent <- pb_posts_recent(tags = "r",count=4)
names(recent)
[1] "href" "title" "description" "meta" "hash"
[6] "time" "public" "toread" "tags"
recent %>% select(title, tags)
 title
1 wttr.in/README.md at master · chubin/wttr.in
2 Automatic Code Cleaning in R with Rclean
3 \U0001f4fb Radio 538 playlist / afspeellijst van donderdag 13-06-2013
4 Dataviz and the 20th Anniversary of R, an Interview With Hadley Wickham
tags
1 package_idea r
2 r tools
3 blogidea r
4 visualisation r interview

Find out when you bookmarked things.
(I think many bookmarks have the same date because I imported and exported from one tool to another)

dates <- pb_posts_dates()
dates %>%
mutate(dates= as.POSIXct(date)) %>%
ggplot(aes(dates, count)) +
geom_col()+
labs(title="bookmarks per date", caption=caption)
unnamed-chunk-4-1.png


Can you guess when I was on the other side of the world with very spotty internet?

dates %>%
mutate(dates= as.POSIXct(date)) %>%
filter(dates > "2019-08-01") %>%
ggplot(aes(dates, count)) +
geom_col()+
labs(title="bookmarks per date", subtitle = "zoomed in", caption=caption)
unnamed-chunk-5-1.png


So, see if you like it and check it out at github

Reproducibility

sessioninfo::session_info()
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system x86_64, darwin15.6.0
ui X11
language (EN)
collate en_US.UTF-8
ctype en_US.UTF-8
tz Europe/Amsterdam
date 2020-05-11
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lifecycle 0.2.0 2020-03-06 [1] CRAN (R 3.6.0)
lubridate 1.7.4 2018-04-11 [1] CRAN (R 3.6.0)
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modelr 0.1.6 2020-02-22 [1] CRAN (R 3.6.0)
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nlme 3.1-144 2020-02-06 [1] CRAN (R 3.6.3)
pillar 1.4.4 2020-05-05 [1] CRAN (R 3.6.3)
pinboardr * 0.0.0.9000 2020-05-11 [1] local
pkgconfig 2.0.3 2019-09-22 [1] CRAN (R 3.6.0)
purrr * 0.3.4 2020-04-17 [1] CRAN (R 3.6.2)
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