YouTube Analytics API into R
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youtubeAnalyticsR

YouTube Analytics API R library

Retrieves your YouTube Analytics data. This is an R package autogenerated via googleAuthR's Discovery API builder. The Google Documentation for this API is here.

Setup

  1. Get a Google Project
  2. Activate the YouTube API in your google project.
  3. Get the OAuth2 client ID and secret (see GoogleAuthR readme for details)
  4. Set options options(googleAuthR.client_id = XXX) and options(googleAuthR.client_secret = XXX)
  5. Load the library
  6. Run yt_auth() and authenticate with your user
  7. Run yt_analytics() to get data

Work in progress, any requests please file a Github issue.

options(googleAuthR.client_id = XXX)
options(googleAuthR.client_secret = XXX)

library(youtubeAnalyticsR)

## authenticate with a user who has access to the YouTube channel you want to analyse
yt_auth()

## get the unique ID of your YouTube Channel
## Dimensions and metrics are here: https://developers.google.com/youtube/analytics/v1/channel_reports#video-reports
ya <- yt_analytics("UCvcKAjtJAzVr0vgLNR5w7Fg", 
                  start.date = "2016-09-01", end.date = "2016-10-01", 
                  metrics = c("views","comments","likes","dislikes"), dimensions = "day")
ya
#          day views comments likes dislikes
#1  2016-09-23    49        0     1        0
#2  2016-09-26    91        1     0        0
#3  2016-09-13    10        0     3        0
#4  2016-09-18    42        0     3        0
#5  2016-09-30    10        1     1        0