Smart Buffalo Collaborative is a service-oriented organization composed of civic tech advocates, policy wonks, and open data experts focused on improving technological literacy and access, promoting the use of open data, and harnessing analytics tools and expertise to build a stronger, smarter Buffalo.
Provides easier interaction with Socrata open data portals http://dev.socrata.com. Users can provide a 'Socrata' data set resource URL, or a 'Socrata' Open Data API (SoDA) web query, or a 'Socrata' "human-friendly" URL, returns an R data frame. Converts dates to 'POSIX' format. Manages throttling by 'Socrata'.