Public Subject Attention via Wikipedia Page View Statistics

Status

AppVeyor build status Codecov

lines of R code: 470, lines of test code: 160

Version

2.1.4 ( 2019-09-21 15:25:37 )

Description

License

GPL (>= 2)
Peter Meissner [aut, cre], R Core Team [cph]

Credits

Citation

citation("wikipediatrend")

Meissner P (2019). wikipediatrend: Public Subject Attention via Wikipedia Page View Statistics. R package version 2.1.4.

BibTex for citing

toBibtex(citation("wikipediatrend"))

Installation

Stable version from CRAN:

install.packages("wikipediatrend")

Latest development version from Github:

devtools::install_github("petermeissner/wikipediatrend")

Usage

starting up …

library(wikipediatrend)
## 
##   [wikipediatrend]
##     
##   Note:
##     
##     - Data before 2016-01-01 
##       * is provided by petermeissner.de and
##       * was prepared in a project commissioned by the Hertie School of Governance (Prof. Dr. Simon Munzert)
##       * and supported by the Daimler and Benz Foundation.
##     
##     - Data from 2016-01-01 onwards 
##       * is provided by the Wikipedia Foundation
##       * via its pageviews package and API.
## 

getting some data …

trend_data <- 
  wp_trend(
    page = c("Der_Spiegel", "Die_Zeit"), 
    lang = c("de", "en"), 
    from = "2007-01-01",
    to   = Sys.Date()
  )

having a look …

trend_data
##      language article     date       views
## 2    en       die_zeit    2007-12-10    74
## 1    de       der_spiegel 2007-12-10   798
## 4    en       die_zeit    2007-12-11    35
## 3    de       der_spiegel 2007-12-11   710
## 5    de       der_spiegel 2007-12-12   770
## 8602 en       die_zeit    2019-09-18   182
## 8604 en       die_zeit    2019-09-19   157
## 8603 de       der_spiegel 2019-09-19  1125
## 8606 en       die_zeit    2019-09-20   165
## 8605 de       der_spiegel 2019-09-20   943
## 
## ... 8596 rows of data not shown

having another look …

plot(
  trend_data[trend_data$views < 2500, ]
)