[R] Download CSV Files from EUROSTAT Website
lorenzo.isella at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 10:53:41 CET 2013
And thanks a lot.
This is indeed very close to what I need.
I am trying to figure out how not to "lose" the headers and how to avoid
downloading labels like "(p)" together with the numerical data I am
If anyone on the list knows how to make this minor modifications, s/he
will make my life much easier.
On Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:25:49 +0100, Adams, Jean <jvadams at usgs.gov> wrote:
> I may be able to help you get started. You can use the XML package to
> grab the information >off the internet.
> mylines <- readLines(url("http://bit.ly/1coCohq"))
> closeAllConnections()mylist <- readHTMLTable(mylines, asText=TRUE)
> mytable <- mylist1$xTable
> However, when I look at the resulting object, mytable, it doesn't have
> informative row or >column headings. Perhaps someone else can figure
> out how to get that information.
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Lorenzo Isella
> <lorenzo.isella at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I often need to do some work on some data which is publicly available
>> on the EUROSTAT >>website.
>> I saw several ways to download automatically mainly the bulk data from
>> EUROSTAT to later on >>postprocess it with R, for instance
>> However, what I would like to do is to be able to download directly the
>> csv file >>corresponding to a properly formatted dataset (typically a
>> dynamic dataset) from EUROSTAT.
>> To fix the ideas, please consider the dataset at the following link
>> what I would like to do is to automatically read its content into R, or
>> at least to >>automatically download it as a csv file (full extraction,
>> single file, no flags and >>footnotes) which I can then manipulate
>> Any suggestion is appreciated.
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