An R package to automatically fetch data from the UK Parliament API. Ironically, Hansard data is not yet accessible through the API. To explore all available data see http://www.data.parliament.uk/. Help on the API itself is here: http://api.data.parliament.uk/help/.
Like the UK parliament API, this package is a work in progress. Additional functionalities will be added to the package as they are developed in the API. The most up-to-date documentation for this package will always be available at http://ropengov.github.io/hansard and at https://docs.evanodell.com/hansard/.
To install from CRAN run:
Or, if using the
To install the development version run:
hansard package includes extensive tests of the different API functions. However, to reduce the impact of repeated testing and calls to the API, these tests have been disabled for both CRAN and Travis. To run these tests locally please download the development version of
Previous versions (<=0.3.4) of
hansard included options for console-based inputs to call data and interact with the API. This feature has been removed from subsequent versions, and is available in the https://github.com/evanodell/hansard-console package. There are no plans to submit this to CRAN, and it is not being actively maintained.
This package is in no way officially related to or endorsed by the UK Parliamentary Data Service.