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WikipediR

An R API wrapper for MediaWiki, optimised for the Wikimedia Foundation MediaWiki instances, such as Wikipedia.

Author: Oliver Keyes
License: MIT
Status: Stable

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Description

WikipediR is a wrapper around the MediaWiki API, optimised for the Wikimedia Foundation's production sites, such as Wikipedia. It is written in and for R, a statistical environment and associated programming language in heavy use by HCI researchers that, somehow, escaped having an API wrapper until now.

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.

Installation

For the most recent version, on CRAN:

install.packages("WikipediR")

For the development version:

library(devtools)
devtools::install_github("ironholds/WikipediR")

Limitations

WikipediR currently lacks:

  • Quite a few possible API calls;
  • Direct authentication, through MediaWiki or OAuth.

These issues will be solved in time; if there is a particular feature you want, open an issue here on github: I can't prioritise if I don't know what people are trying to do :).

Dependencies

  • R. Doy.
  • httr and its dependencies.