wethepeople: An R client for interacting with the White House's "We The People" petition API

Implements an R client for the We The People petitions API. The client supports loading petitions, signatures, and users. Additionally, the package includes petition and signature data samples. There are also several functions for analyzing and visualizing the data. Term frequency calculations and word clouds are supported using the tm and wordcloud package, respectively. Petition and issue summary plots are also implemented using the ggplot2 package. For additional information about the We The People project, see https://petitions.whitehouse.gov. Note that the API limits requests to 10/second. For bulk data loading, please use the data dump provided by the White House: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/developers

Version: 0.6.1
Depends: R (≥ 2.15), rjson, ggplot2, plyr, reshape, tm, wordcloud, RColorBrewer, RCurl
Suggests: RMySQL
Published: 2013-06-24
Author: Yoni Ben-Meshulam
Maintainer: Yoni Ben-Meshulam <yoni at opower.com>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
In views: WebTechnologies
CRAN checks: wethepeople results


Reference manual: wethepeople.pdf
Package source: wethepeople_0.6.1.tar.gz
OS X binary: wethepeople_0.6.1.tgz
Windows binary: wethepeople_0.6.1.zip
Old sources: wethepeople archive