[R] New data source - now how do we build an R interface?

From: Ajay Shah <ajayshah_at_mayin.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 23:46:42 +0530


A nice new data resource has come up -- http://data.un.org/ I thought it would be wonderful to setup an R function like tseries::get.hist.quote() which would be able to pull in some or all of this data.

I walked around a bit of it and I'm not able to map the resources to predictable URLs which can then be wget. There's some javascript going on that I'm not understanding. Perhaps someone on the mailing list can think about this?

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