R Access to the Dataverse Network
Many dataverse servers now use Dataverse version 4.0 or greater. A separate package, dataverse, is being developed to work with these newer installations.
The Data Deposit API allows users to directly create and modify dataverse listings (studies, metadata, and files), thereby integrating data archiving directly into the R workflow with just a few simple functions. The Data Deposit API is built on the SWORD protocol, though not all features are fully supported by the API.
dvn defaults to providing access to the Harvard Dataverse Network, but this can be changed in each function call or globally using
options(dvn = 'https://thedata.harvard.edu/dvn/') for any valid Dataverse Network.
Users interested in downloading metadata from archives other than Dataverse may be interested in Kurt Hornik's OAIHarvester, which offers metadata download from any web repository that is compliant with the Open Archives Initiative standards. Additionally, rdryad uses OAIHarvester to interface with Dryad. The rfigshare package works in a similar spirit to dvn with http://figshare.com/.
Get citation information for
dvn in R by running:
citation(package = 'dvn')
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